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Letter: Airport noise vs. housing

Original post made on Apr 16, 2010

Dear Editor,

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, April 16, 2010, 12:00 AM

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Posted by a local
a resident of another community
on Apr 16, 2010 at 9:02 am

Kevin Ryan is misinformed.

When the aviation mall is built the owner can put any kind of aviation
business in there including air taxis (jets 30 seats or less) and
jet charters (30 seats or less)such as Net Jets and other jet companies, and jet engine repair. All this and more without going before the planning commission or the city council. It is not

The single engine pilot is not the aviation market this aviation mall
is targeting. They will be forced out as the Livermore Airport is turned into a jetport (jets 30 seats or less). Kevin Ryan can
find this out by talking to the single engine pilots at the Santa
Monica airport. They say, they have been forced out.

A local pilot, Brett Wayne, stood before the Livermore City Council and said. "I will stand here holding Wendy Weathers' hand, and
ask you not to turn the Livermore Airport into a Jetport". This
is public record. He knows single engine pilots will be forced out.

The Livermore City Council has never used the word serenity, either
in written form or spoken and neither has the Livermore City Staff.

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Posted by Repleasnacrat
a resident of Stoneridge
on Apr 16, 2010 at 10:08 am

Livermore should move the airport to all the land available in North Livermore, Just north of 580 and N.Livermore Rd. There is a ton of land to build a brand new airport. This would free up the current( and extremely valuable)location for light business and mixed housing that will be easily accessible to BART and 580/Isabel. Builders already have plans to develop North Livermore into a giant town unto itself(e.g. Mountain House). I have lived 3 or 4 miles from the airport for 12 years. Sometimes it is annoying, but mostly OK. The worst noise comes from the smallest , hobby planes trying to fly into a head wind. 95% of the new jets that fly in or out are undetectable or barely noticeable! But, worse is the amount of pollution we all injest from the jets! I would hate to see any major carrier using it as a stop for the bay area. Maybe Urban Habitat could prepare a lawsuit to move the airport! Yeah, low income subsidized housing for aircraft! I hear that stimulus money-printin machine firing on all three cylinders!

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