Airport Closure

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 

All,

Today, City staff conducted an Airport Stakeholder Community meeting to discuss the two design options for shortening the runway at Santa Monica Airport. As you all know, the Consent Decree signed by the City of Santa Monica and the U.S. Government, permits the City to shorten the runway from its current 5,000 foot length to 3,500 feet. Although I saw many familiar faces among the 120+/- people in the audience today, I know not every was unable to attend. Hence, for those who were unable to attend today, please find attached a copy of the presentation materials for your information. 

On May 2, the Airport Commission will hear essentially the same presentation. The Airport Commission will take and consider public testimony regarding the design options prior to making its recommendation to the City Council. You are all welcome and encouraged to attend the Airport Commission meeting in order to express your preferred design option. The meeting will be at: 1685 Main Street, Santa Monica, City Hall, City Council Chambers. The meeting starts at 7:00 pm.

The City Council is tentatively scheduled to consider and select a design option on May 24th. Of course the City Council meeting will be held at City Hall. More information regarding that meeting as we get closer to the date.

Sincerely,

Nelson Hernandez
Senior Advisor to the City Manager

April 25th 2017 Stakeholder Meeting Presentation


Santa Monica City Council Takes Next Step to Shorten the Runway at Santa Monica Airport and 
Adopts Resolution to Ensure Airport Closure 

At its meeting on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, the Santa Monica City Council approved a contract to begin the design phase of work to shorten the runway at Santa Monica Airport to 3,500 feet. Council also unanimously adopted a resolution reaffirming its commitment to close Santa Monica Airport to aviation uses after December 31, 2028 under the terms of the Consent Decree with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). 

SMO Media Alert


 

Airport Closure

Saturday, January 28, 2017

All,
Please find attached two documents. The first document, SMO Press Release, is a press release from the City of Santa Monica regarding the closure of the airport in 2028. The second document, Consent Decree, provides highlights of the main points regarding the agreement between the City of Santa Monica and the Federal Government. See you all when I return in early March.

Sincerely,

Nelson Hernandez
Senior Advisor to the City Manager
SMO Press Release
Consent Decree