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We are making AN ASTOUNDING DIFFERENCE....Thanks to those reporting jet noise to SFO, writing and calling our elected officials…
On Saturday, January 16th a gathering of groups fighting the flight paths over Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, and San Mateo counties imposed by the FAA’s Nextgen program met to develop a regional response to find reasonable solutions to this problem.


On Thursday, January 21st Anna Eshoo convened a meeting with leaders from Save Our Skies and Quiet Skies Santa Cruz Mountains to discuss our progress with the FAA.  She and her neighboring two congressional members, Sam Farr and Jackie Spiers, have been working with community organizations for months to seek a resolution to our problem. 


She thanked the group for our work on all levels, neighborhood outreach, political, aviation technical, social outreach and persistent noise reporters. for coming together to make a strong case as a community. This will make it possible for her and other elected officials to push hard on the FAA for a solution. Most importantly, she pointed out that constant submission of noise complaints to the San Francisco Airport Noise Abatement office is documenting the severity of the problem.  Since last March the office has received more than 170,000 complaints from local residents.

There will be another meeting with the FAA in February to review the group’s plans and the initiative made by the FAA, Sam Farr and Ms. Eshoo will be in attendance. 
Also in attendance were Santa Cruz County Supervisors Bruce McPherson and John Leopold as well as the vice mayor of Scotts Valley, Randy Johnson.

Congresswoman Eshoo made it clear that this may take some time to resolve but that we were seeking, with her office, the most expeditious approaches. She is totally dedicated to this solution as it affects the entire 18th district.


Did you WRITE OR CALL? 

Please get your letters in before the next FAA meeting!..."Every week that passes without change just makes the current situation more permanent.” 

Please use this letter link  for accessing a letter template to make the process easier. Please modify this letter so that it comes personally from you and make sure to address each letter appropriately. See the addresses below.


Congressman Sam Farr, 100 W. Alisal Street,  Salinas, CA 93901                             
(202) 225-2861, (831)429-1976

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo698 Emerson StreetPalo Alto, CA 94301   (831) 335.2020, Fax (202) 225-8104

Senator Barbara Boxer, Subcommittee member Transportation and Infrastructure committee, 70 Washington Street, Suite 203, Oakland, CA 94607   (510) 286-8537, Fax (202) 224-0454 

Senator Dianne Feinstein, One Post Street, Suite 2450, San Francisco, CA 94104   
(415) 393-0707, Fax: (415) 393-0710

John Leopold   John.leopold@co.santa-cruz.ca.us,   (831) 454-2200 

Bruce McPherson   Bruce.McPherson@co.santa-cruz.ca.us  (831) 454-2200


Are you REPORTING JET NOISE? (link to complaint page
We are making an astounding difference.
• If you are one of the reporters, Thank you!!!
• If you are not reporting, today is the time to start, and the links on our complaint page make it easy(link to complaint page)


Are you a graphic designer?
Make a difference, we need your help!  Denise will be leaving Feb. 20 and will be gone for some time. SOSSC needs a designer who can volunteer a few hours per week to update the website, create eblasts and print material. Please email us if you are interested, this position is crucial to keeping the momentum going.


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