Los Angeles City Councilwoman Cindy Miscikowski discussed a “consensus plan” this week she has proposed that would take only the positive aspects of the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Alternative D EIR and implement them, while setting aside negative aspects for further analysis. There is very little possibility that the entire LAX redevelopment project would be halted, given the tremendous amount of money that has already been spent, Miscikowski told the Westchester Neighborhood Association Monday, June 7th. She said that perhaps the best alternative is a consensus plan that would implement “green light” projects and designate as “yellow light” those aspects of the plan that are more controversial, holding them for further study and analysis. The City Council will request an additional study from RAND Corporation, building upon the study requested by Congresswoman Jane Harman, said Miscikowski. “The Specific Plan of LAX officials was, ‘Here’s the plan, the city can go away, and we’ll build what we want,'” Miscikowski alleged. Work such as building a new center taxiway between the southern runways is necessary, because the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has said the “almost incursion” rate when planes taxi and cross the runways to get to the terminals in front of other planes is a dangerous problem, Miscikowski noted. New environmental impact reports (EIRs) should be brought to the Los Angeles City Planning Commission, and then adopted by the...Read More
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