The Venice Neighborhood Council will hold a forum addressing concerns on health impacts of the Santa Monica Airport on Los Angeles residents from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at the Penmar Park Recreation Center auditorium in Venice.
Various experts from a variety of specialties and government agencies will speak at the forum, event organizers say.
Topics for discussion will include the effects from Santa Monica Airport on health and safety, including research findings on pollution from lead, noise and fine particulates. There will also be a question and answer session where community members are invited to participate.
State Sen. Ted Lieu, Rep. Henry Waxman and mayoral candidates, city controller Wendy Greuel and Los Angeles City Councilman Eric Garcetti, have been invited to speak at the event.
Other topics of discussion will include the possibility of closing Santa Monica Airport by 2015, banning lead fuel from airplanes, requiring departures to fly over Santa Monica, eliminating flight schools at the airport, a ban on jets and envisioning the airport’s future.
In addition, the Santa Monica Airport Committee of the Venice Neighborhood Council will present a summary of its findings regarding the airport’s impacts.
Penmar Park Recreation Center is at 1341 Lake St., Venice.
Information, Mindy Taylor-Ross, (310) 592-0742 or