From the Citizens Advocating Safe Aviation (CASA): In March, representatives of CASA reached out to representatives of MCAS Miramar, the FAA and the DoD seeking a community meeting to facilitate a better understanding of operations at MCAS Miramar related to published FAA and DoD rules for Miramar.
Instead of the current back-and-forth communications by email, CASA co-presidents Stephanie Jed and Ron Belanger proposed a quarterly community meeting with representatives of the leadership of MCAS Miramar, the Marine Aircraft Wing, air traffic control and the FAA, elected leader representatives from the offices of Councilmember Barbara Bry, Supervisor Kristin Gaspar, and Congressman Scott Peters, as well as representatives of University City Community Association and Citizens Advocating Safe Aviation. The CASA group felt confident that, with this kind of regular face-to-face meeting, they would come to a better understanding of operations at MCAS Miramar and solutions for the benefit of all stake-holders.
CASA reports that their request for a quarterly community meeting was turned down by representatives of MCAS Miramar. For more information about the efforts of Citizens Advocating Safe Aviation, visit https://www.universitycitynews.org/c-a-s-a-citizens-advocating-safe-aviation/
Note: Barry Bernstein, UCCA president, reached out to Miramar leadership soon after Colonel Dockery assumed command and received a written notification in September 2018 that his request for a University City community meeting was denied. Diane Ahern, UCCA’s representative to the Miramar Community Leaders Forum (CLF) made a request for a community meeting with Miramar leadership in January 2019; and received notification that the request was denied in March 2019.
For more posts about MCAS Miramar, visit https://www.universitycitynews.org/category/miramar/
Illustration from the University City community atlas, chapter 7. For more information, visit the University Community Update Subcommittee homepage at https://www.sandiego.gov/planning/community/cpu/university