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The next special meeting of the Airport Commission is currently scheduled for October 26, 2020, at 4 p.m. via teleconference (BlueJeans).

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a regular meeting of the AIRPORT COMMISSION will

be held at 4:00 P.M., on MONDAY, October 26, 2020, via teleconference (BlueJeans; ) for the purpose of only

conducting the following business:

Note: For special meetings public comment is ONLY permitted for items on the agenda - No

other business will be considered.

1. Call to Order

Pledge of Allegiance Suspended

Roll Call

Instructions for Public Comment

(Please note that Agenda Items may be reordered during the Commission meeting at the discretion of

the Airport Commission.)

2. Special Agenda Items/Announcements - none

3. Consent Calendar

(All items will be considered and approved in one motion unless removed by a

Commissioner for discussion)

a) Approval of Minutes: September 23, 2020

b) Non-Aviation Commercial Operations Permits

i. C&P Design, Inc

ii. Lenova Enterprises Inc. dba Titi Nails Spa

4. Airport Management Report

a) Monthly Operations Report

Information relating to aircraft operations, curfew departures, noise violations, and

aircraft noise complaints received for the month of August 2020.

b) Airport Leases

This item is presented to the Airport Commission for information purposes only. List

of leases for Airport properties currently under consideration by the City.

c) Next Airport Commission Meeting

The next Airport Commission meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 23, 2020

via teleconference; Agenda submittal deadline November 16, 2020. Discussion to

change the time of the meeting to 4 p.m. during the COVID Emergency.

d) National Business Aviation Association, Inc. (NBAA), et al. v. Federal Aviation

Administration (FAA): Recent court decision reaffirming the validity of the Consent

Decree and rejecting challenges from NBAA, et al. Civil Action No. 18-1719 (RBW).

5. Old Business

a) Installation of Obstruction Lights in the Neighborhood – Information and

discussion regarding FAA obstruction lights being installed on utility poles near the

Airport. (continuing discussion from the September 23, 2020 meeting).

b) Airport Interim Open Space – Airport to allow use of space for Drive-in movie

events (continuing discussion from the September 23, 2020 meeting).

c) Two-ship, Low Altitude Formation Flight Investigation – Discussion regarding

information about a two-ship, low-altitude formation issue on June 18, 2020

(continuing discussion from the August 5, 2020 meeting).

d) Aircraft Noise Incidents, Noise Code Enforcement, and Safety Implications –

Continuation of discussion from the September 23, 2020 meeting regarding safety

concerns from a pattern of past aircraft noise incidents and noise code enforcement.

6. Public Comment

7. New Business – none

8. Commissioner Items

9. Commissioner’s Report – none

10. Adjournment

Any member of the public unable to attend a meeting but wishing to comment on an item(s)

listed on the agenda may submit written comments prior to the meeting by mailing them to:

Airport Commission 3223 Donald Douglas Loop South, Santa Monica California 90405 or

via email at

Any document produced by Airport Administration and distributed to a majority of the Airport

Commission regarding any item on this agenda will be made available by email request to Requests will be addressed during normal business hours.

Airport Office: (310) 458-8591 Fax: (310) 572-4495

This agenda is subject to change up to 72 hours prior to a regular meeting and 24

hours prior to a special. Please check the agenda prior to the meeting for changes.

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Mission Statement

The Airport Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council in all matters pertaining to the Municipal Airport and to aviation matters generally to the extent that they affect the City.

The Airport Commission has five members, each serving a four-year term. Commissioners must be qualified electors of the City of Santa Monica and may not hold paid office or employment in the City government (SMMC City Charter Article X 1015).  The Airport Commission shall have power and be required to: (a) Act in an advisory capacity to the City Council in all matters pertaining to the Municipal Airport and to aviation matters generally to the extent that they affect the City; and (b) Consider and recommend City Council rules and regulations for the management and operation of the Municipal Airport. (Amended at General Municipal Election, November 7, 2006; certified by Res. No. 10187CCS)

Airport Commission Members and Applicants

Meeting Dates & Times

The Santa Monica Airport Commission meets the 4th Monday of each Month at 7:00 P.M in the City Hall Council Chambers, except in August & December when the Commission is in recess.  Meeting Audio Archive

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Meeting Documents

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October 26 Agenda Reports
September 23 Agenda Reports Audio/Video
August 05 Agenda Reports Minutes Audio/Video
July 27 Cancelled Reports
June 22 Cancelled Reports
May 25 Cancelled Reports
April 27 Cancelled Reports
April 07 Cancelled Reports
March 23 Cancelled Reports
February 24 Agenda Reports Minutes Audio/Video
January 27 Agenda Reports Minutes Audio/Video