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0 <br />JUMN WAYNE AIRPORT POLICY <br />B -1 <br />Airport noise is a matter of great concern to the City of Newport Beach. <br />Many Newport Beach residents have a high level of anxiety and fear of an <br />expanded airport operation and there is, therefore, a pressing need to <br />protect impacted residential areas from increased Airport noise. The <br />City Council of Newport Beach in developing an official position with <br />respect to the John Wayne Airport has examined, weighed, and evaluated <br />the following: <br />A. All aviation technical studies associated with the John <br />Wayne Airport; <br />B. The desires of residents of the City of Newport Beach <br />and adjacent city and county areas, and the needs of <br />commerce and industry benefited by the Airport; <br />C. The desirability of preserving viable general aviation <br />facilities; and <br />D. The responsibility of public officials to protect the <br />health, safety and welfare, as well as to enhance the <br />comfort, wellbeing, and quality of residential living <br />for the citizens they serve. <br />After considering these factors, the Newport Beach City Council has adopted <br />this Policy concerning the activities of the John Wayne Airport. It has <br />been determined that in the best interest of the City of Newport Beach, its <br />residents and business establishments, effective measures must be employed <br />so that the noise, traffic, and other related adverse environmental effects <br />resulting from jet aircraft operations at John Wayne Airport be reduced, <br />constrained, and abated. To accomplish such objectives, the City of Newport <br />Beach hereby adopts the following Policy concerning the John Wayne Airport: <br />1. The Board of Supervisors should recognize that JWA cannot serve <br />the long -term air transportation needs of this County. Therefore, <br />the Board of Supervisors is urged to immediately select a site for <br />a new airport. Comprehensive site selection and Master Plan <br />studies must be completed in a good faith effort to locate and <br />develop ,a facility able to serve the aviation needs of the County <br />and to replace, or relieve the growth pressure from. John Wayne <br />Airport. l <br />2. Commercial`/jet airline operations must not be permitted to increase <br />over the {cisting authorized annual level of 41 average daily <br />departur inclusive of regular, extra section, maintenance, and <br />charter fights. Historically, the 41 average daily departures have <br />consis of approximately 38.3 regular flights and 2.4 extra section, <br />charte <br />r, <br />and maintenance flights.