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Atherton: Community meeting on aircraft noise set for Dec. 9

Original post made on Dec 6, 2013

Atherton town officials and representatives of the San Carlos Airport and a new private firm whose flights out of that airport have boosted the noise level over Midpeninsula communities will be among those present at a community meeting on Monday, Dec. 9, in Atherton.

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Posted by Jon
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Dec 6, 2013 at 1:42 pm

"a level of noise that greatly diminishes the quality of life and safety of their communities."

Noise can undeniably diminish the quality of life but I'm not sure how it diminishes safety.

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Posted by Renee Batti
associate editor of The Almanac
on Dec 6, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Renee Batti is a registered user.

Thanks, Jon. Too many balls in the air when I wrote it. But it's fixed now.

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Posted by gwen
a resident of Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
on Dec 7, 2013 at 5:48 pm

Disruptive Airplane Noise Over Our Neighborhoods
Sign The Petition

• Your home is under (or near) a flight path that allows noisy aircraft to land at San Carlos Airport (KSQL) at any time of day or night.
• Surf Airlines, a charter members only airline startup, flies over (or near) your home and cur- rently lands 7 times per day. They will have 10 flights each day starting on December 9th.
• Surf Airlines is planning to expand service to more cities that will result in even more flights over our neighborhoods each and every day, including weekends.

A large and growing group of your neighbors are working to solve the noise problem related to Surf Air, and we want you to stay informed, and get involved. Atherton City Council has formed a sub committe to work with residents of Menlo Park, NFO, Atherton, Redwood City, Palo Alto and any other communities interested in helping. The mayors of Atherton and Menlo Park are personally involved and we have additional support from San Mateo County.
Why You Should Care
Excessive noise is not healthy, regardless of whether it occurs from vehicle traffic, leaf blowers or aircraft. In addition, aircraft noise decreases your property value and creates a harsher environment for those that work at home or want to enjoy their back yards. Aircraft flying the exact same route ten times a day poses a higher safety risk for anyone living near the flight path, or attending one of the many nearby schools.
See the map on the for how you may be affected. What You Can Do To Help
It’s easy. Voice your concerns, let your opinions be heard. You can do that by the following:
Sign the petition: Web Link
Call the San Carlos Airport Noise Hotline: 650-573-2666
Join the conversation on Web Link
Attend the upcoming community meeting where representatives from Surf Air, San Carlos Airport, the Mayors from Atherton and Mentlo Park, and residents will discuss the problem.
When: December 9th, 6 to 8 PM
Where: The Pavillion at Holbrook-Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Ave, Atherton
Get involved. Stay Informed. 11-30-2013