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31 <br />JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POLICY <br />Airport noise is a matter of great concern to the City of Newport Beach. Many <br />Newport Beach residents have a high level of anxiety and fear of an expanded <br />airport operation and there is, therefore, a pressing need to protect impacted <br />residential areas from increased Airport noise. The City Council of Newport <br />Beach in developing an official position with respect to the John Wayne Airport <br />has examined, weighed, and evaluated the following: <br />A. All aviation technical studies associated with the John Wayne <br />Airport; <br />B. The desires of residents of the City of Newport Beach and adjacent <br />city and county areas, and the needs of commerce and industry <br />benefited by the Airport; <br />C. The desirability of preserving viable general aviation facilities; <br />and <br />D. The responsibility of,.public officials to protect the health, <br />safety and welfare, as well as to enhance the comfort, wellbeing, <br />and quality of residential living for the citizens they serve. <br />After considering these factors, the Newport Beach City Council has adopted <br />this Policy concerning thq activities of the John Wayne Airport. It has been <br />determined that in the bot interest of the City of Newport Beach, its residents <br />and business establishmehts, effective measures must be employed so that the <br />noise, traffic, and other related adverse environmental effects resulting from <br />jet aircraft operations at John Wayne Airport be reduced, constrained, and <br />abated. To accomplish such objectives, the City of Newport Beach hereby adopts <br />the following Polios? concerning the John Wayne Airport: <br />I. Commercial jet airline operations must not be permitted to increase <br />over the existing authorized annual level of 41 average daily departures, <br />inclusive df regular, extra section, maintenance, and charter flights. <br />Historically, the 41 average daily departures have consisted of approx- <br />imately r.3 regular flights and 2.4 extra section, charter, and mainten- <br />ance flights.) The passenger level at the John Wayne Airport should not <br />exceed 3.5 million airline passengers per year. The passenger constraints <br />of 3.5.'million airline passengers per year is consistent with the <br />recommendation of the Southern California Association of Governments in <br />the document "Draft 1980 Regional Transportation Plan." <br />2. The-on-going noise abatement program should be continued. Progress <br />towards the earliest possible compliance with the January 1, 1986 <br />Noise Standards shall be accomplished by: <br />A. Establishing noise reduction goals and enforcement of <br />standards to achieve those goals.