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The next special meeting of the Airport Commission is currently scheduled to be in January. Members of the Commission are currently coordinating their schedules. This page will be updated as more information becomes available.

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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 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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Chair Andrew Wilder

Vice-Chair Chris Waller 

Commissioner Geoff Neri 

Commissioner Joe Schmitz 

Commissioner Bruce Malarky                                                                                                                          





Special Meeting Agenda of the 


Meeting Held via Teleconference (BlueJeans) 

Monday, January 11, 2021 

4:00 P.M. 


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special meeting of the AIRPORT COMMISSION will be held at 4:00 P.M., on MONDAY, January 11, 2021, 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 

3.  Consent Calendar 

(All items will be considered and approved in one motion unless removed by a Commissioner for discussion) 

  1. Approval of Minutes:  November 23, 2020  
  • Non-Aviation Commercial Operations Permits 
  • Artists Matter Inc.
  • Fortune Cookie Productions
  • Foundation for Life Energy
  • Sanity Labs

4.Airport Management Report


  1. Monthly Operations Report 

Information relating to aircraft operations, curfew departures, noise violations, and aircraft noise complaints received for the months of October and November 2020. 

  • 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. 

  • Airport Property Management Staff Introduction

As part of the City’s restructuring process, a new Property Management team was built in collaboration with the Economic Development Division (EDD).


  • Next Airport Commission Meeting 

The next Airport Commission meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 22, 2021 via teleconference; agenda submittal deadline is February 8, 2021. Discussion to change the time of the meeting to 4 p.m. during the COVID Emergency. 

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 October 26, 2020 meeting).                                                                                                                                                           

b. Report by the Committee on Safety at SMO 

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



6.Public Comment


7.New Business 

a.   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.

8.Commissioner Items – none

9.Commissioner’s Report – none


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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