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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)

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Meeting Dates & Times

The Santa Monica Airport Commission meets the 4th Monday of each Month at 6:00 P.M virtually, except in August & December when the Commission is in recess.  Meeting Audio Archive

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Monday, November 22, 2021 

6:00 P.M. 

                  Pursuant to Assembly Bill AB 361 signed by, Governor Gavin Newsom, the public can only attend this meeting via live stream at:


  1.        Call to Order 

               Pledge of Allegiance  Suspended 

               Roll Call 

               Please note that the Agenda Items may be reordered during the meeting at the discretion of the body. 


  1.      Consent Calendar: All items will be considered and approved in one motion unless removed by a member for discussion.  

                a.  Approval of Minutes:  October 25, 2021 

                   b.  Commercial Operations Permits 

                     i)    Skyward Air, Inc. 

                ii)    Venice Post, LLC 

     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 October 2021. 

             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.    City of Santa Monica Boards, Commission, and Task Force Approved Recommendations 

                    Information relating to City Council approved recommendations and next steps. 

             d.    Next Airport Commission Meeting 

                    Cancellation of Regular December meeting (December 27, 2021). 


                    The next Airport Commission meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 23, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. via teleconference. The agenda submittal deadline is January 16, 2022. 

      5.   Old Business  

            a.   Report by the Committee on Safety at SMO 

            Report by the ad hoc safety committee (which was formed at the October 26, 2020, meeting). 

            b Parks Master Plan 

            Discussion regarding the Parks Master Plan, which was scheduled to be made public on March 23, 2020, and presented to the Airport Commission at the April 7, 2020, meeting. 

            c.   Improving Bike and Pedestrian Access around SMO 

            Update regarding the status of the feasibility assessment for pedestrian and bike access road project. 

           d.   Lead in Aviation Fuel 

           Discussion and possible recommendation to Council regarding lead in aviation fuel. 

        9.    Public Comment  





  • Treat everyone courteously 

  • Listen to others respectfully 

  • Give open-minded consideration to all viewpoints 

  • Focus on the issues and avoid personalizing debate 

  • Embrace respectful disagreement and dissent as democratic rights, inherent components of an inclusive public process, and tools for forging sound decisions 


This agenda is available in alternate formats upon request.  If you require any special disability related accommodations (i.e., sign language interpreting, access to an amplified sound system, etc.), please contact the Santa Monica Airport at 310-458-8591 at least three days prior to the scheduled meeting. 

Translation service available upon request. Please contact the Santa Monica Airport by calling 310-458-8591 at least 72 hours prior to the scheduled meeting. 

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 for prior to the meeting for changes. 


Meeting Documents

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November 22 Agenda Reports Audio/Video
October 25 Agenda Reports Minutes Audio/Video
September 27 Agenda Reports Minutes Audio/Video
July 26 Agenda Reports Minutes Audio/Video
June 28 Agenda Reports Minutes Audio/Video
April 26 Agenda Reports Minutes Audio/Video
March 22 Agenda Reports Minutes Audio/Video
February 22 Agenda Reports Minutes Audio/Video
January 11 Agenda Reports Minutes Audio/Video