I have read that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will implement its controversial plan to change departure procedures from LaGuardia Airport. This means a constant stream of aircraft will continue coming over our homes here in Northeast Queens.
The FAA has been “testing” the changes during the past six months and everyone has noticed the dramatic increase in noise and air pollution.
Has the FAA listened to our complaints about the intolerable noise? No! Does the FAA realize or care that the constant noise from these aircraft lowers our property values and disturbs our quality of life? No! Has the FAA scheduled hearings so that residents can express their opinions on the proposed changes and perhaps suggest alternatives? No!
This is totally outrageous.
State Senator Tony Avella has scheduled a rally to protest these actions by the FAA on Saturday, December 15, at 11 a.m. The rally will take place in front of the Senator’s district office at 38-50 Bell Blvd. in Bayside.
The FAA is a government agency and for them to ignore the voice of the people up until now is unacceptable. Come add your voice at this important rally. Perhaps, we can persuade the FAA to reconsider this proposal.