Congresswoman Karen Bass To Speak At Meeting Tonight On Santa Monica Airport

Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014, 9:30:00 AM

Parimal M. Rohit

Karen Bass represents congressional district 37 that encompasses Mid City, West Los Angeles, Century City, Palms, Mar Vista, Sawtelle, Beverlywood, Cheviot Hills,  Pico-Robertson, as well as part of South Los Angeles.
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Karen Bass represents congressional district 37 that encompasses Mid City, West Los Angeles, Century City, Palms, Mar Vista, Sawtelle, Beverlywood, Cheviot Hills, Pico-Robertson, as well as part of South Los Angeles.

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

Association.

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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