Have you heard an increase in airplane noise in your neighborhood? Many San Mateo residents have been reporting an increase of aircraft noise caused by the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) new flight paths into San Francisco International Airport (SFO).
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is one of the busiest airports in the country, ranking seventh in total passenger traffic. The SFO Roundtable was formed to address community noise impacts from aircraft operations at SFO by monitoring a performance-based noise mitigation program, interpreting community concerns and attempting to achieve noise mitigation through the collaborative efforts of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), SFO management and local government. The Roundtable includes representatives from local cities, County Board of Supervisors and U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Speier’s Office. Councilmember Alvin Royse represents the Town of Hillsborough on the Roundtable.
Noise Legislation Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo and Congressman Jimmy Panetta have sponsored a series of legislative proposals aimed at addressing noise issues. Click here to view a summary of these propsals.