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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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                                                     Regular Meeting Agenda of the SANTA MONICA AIRPORT COMMISSION

                                                                     Meeting Held via Teleconference (BlueJeans) Monday, May 24, 2021

4:00 P.M.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a regular meeting of the AIRPORT COMMISSION will be held at 4:00 P.M., on MONDAY, May 24, 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 - 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: April 26, 2021

    b)  Non-Aviation Commercial Operations Permits

         i.  Kristine K. Isaac     

         ii.  Peterson & Brynan

         iii.  Pop Recovery, 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 April 2021.


b)  Annual Operations Report 2020 / 2020 CNEL Report

Information relating to aircraft operations, noise violations,  aircraft noise complaints, and the CNEL noise contours for calendar year 2020

c)  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.


d)  Next Airport Commission Meeting

The next Airport Commission meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 28, 2021 via teleconference; Agenda submittal deadline June 21, 2021. Discussion to change the time of the meeting to 4 p.m. during the COVID Emergency.


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, 2020Meeting).


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.


6.  New Business

a)  Aircraft Noise Impacts on Health & Remediation Strategies

A presentation from Commissioner Schmitz summarizing recent research from the international transportation noise (and especially aircraft noise) health research community.

b)  Improving Bike and Pedestrian Access around SMO

Discussion on improvements for bike and pedestrian access to, from, and around the Santa Monica Airport campus.


7.  Working Commissioner's Items

8.  Commissioner's Report


9. Public Comment

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. Email Address: Web Page:


City hall is wheelchair accessible. To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact Jennifer Simmons at (310) 458-8591 at least 24 hours prior to the meeting. This document is available in alternate format upon request.


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Reports for the 5/24/2021 meeting: