More than three months after she wrote a letter to the administrator
of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) declaring Santa Monica
Airport (SMO) a danger to the health and safety of those living near the
airstrip, Congresswoman Karen Bass (Dem-37th District) will be speaking
Tuesday evening at a special meeting of the North Westdale Neighborhood
North Westdale is a Los Angeles neighborhood almost adjacent to the eastern most edge of SMO.
The meeting will be Feb. 18 at 7 pm and held at Saint Andrew’s
Lutheran Church – Sanctuary, 11555 National Boulevard, Los Angeles 90064
(near Federal and National).
Bass’ Nov. 7 letter Michael P. Huerta of the FAA urged the federal
agency to allow the SMO permit to expire in 2015 and shut down the
airport. She also joined Rep. Henry Waxman in requesting the FAA take
part in community meetings with area stakeholders to help determine the
future of SMO.
The Nov. 7 letter was written about five weeks after a small plane
crashed into a hangar moments after touching town at SMO on Sept. 29.
More information about the North Westdale Neighborhood Associaton can be found on its website, www.northwestdale.com.
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