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B -1 <br />JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POLICY <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 of 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 and <br />adjacent city and county areas, and the needs of commerce <br />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, well- being, and quality of residential living for <br />the citizens they serve. <br />After considering these factors, the Newport Beach City Council has <br />adopted this Policy concerning the activities of the John Wayne Airport. <br />It has been determined that in the best interest of the City of Newport <br />Beach, its residents and business establishments, effective measures <br />must be employed so that the noise, traffic, and other related adverse <br />environmental effects resulting from jet aircraft operations at John <br />Wayne Airport be reduced, constrained, and abated. To accomplish such <br />objectives, the City of Newport Beach hereby adopts the following Policy <br />concerning the John Wayne Airport: <br />1. The Board of Supervisors has recognized that JWA cannot serve the <br />long -term air transportation needs of this County. Therefore, the <br />Board of Supervisors is urged to immediately select a site for a <br />new airport. Comprehensive site selection and Master Plan studies <br />must be completed to locate and develop a facility able to serve <br />the aviation needs of the County and to relieve the growth <br />pressure from John Wayne Airport. <br />2. Commercial jet airline operations must not be permitted to <br />increase over the existing authorized annual level as set forth in <br />the stipulated judgment dated December 13, 1985, known as the <br />Settlement Agreement.