CASA releases Agenda for January 29’s Aviation Update 2020

UCCA’s Citizens Advocating Safe Aviation (CASA) committee is proud to coordinate an Aviation Update 2020 information session at the University Community Library, 4155 Governor Drive, from 6 PM to 7:30 PM on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. Those interested in networking are welcome to join us as early as 5:30 PM.

Event Goals: Aviation Update 2020 is a community information session focused on the University City area that provides information about current and future aviation-related projects and programs that affect residents, workers, visitors and students. Attendees will gain knowledge and resources and have the opportunity to network and make connections.

Background: University City is located at the crossroads of aviation traffic. Residents experience local flights arriving and departing from San Diego International, Montgomery-Gibbs, Gillespie Field and MCAS Miramar airports on a daily basis as well as countless trans-regional, trans-continental flights, and international flights. San Diego International Airport has plans to rebuild Terminal 1 to accommodate greater numbers of passengers, Montgomery-Gibbs Airport has plans to increase capacity, and the FAA is implementing its NextGen plan for the redesign of airspace. MCAS Miramar is expecting a new air-frame (the single engine F-35C) and is in the process of updating their Airport Installation Compatibility Use Zone (AICUZ) document. In addition, University City is undergoing a community plan update; and the UCSD and University City student, resident and employee populations are growing rapidly. There is a lot going on — both on the ground and in the air. All the more reason for an Aviation Update 2020 information session.

Tentative Agenda:
6PM – Call to Order
1. Opening Remarks – Event Coordinator – Diane Ahern (5 minutes)
2. Opening Remarks – UCCA President – Barry Bernstein (3 minutes)
3. Non-agenda public announcements – (2 minutes)
4. FAA – NextGen and the Redesign of SoCal Airspace – invited (10 minutes)
5. San Diego International Airport Lindbergh Field – Brendan Reed (10 minutes)
6. Quiet Skies La Jolla – Anthony Stiegler (10 minutes)
7. Montgomery-Gibbs Airport – Jorge Rubio (10 minutes)
8. Montgomery Gibbs Environmental Coalition – Sandra Stahl (10 minutes)
9. MCAS Miramar – Kristin Camper (10 minutes)
10. Citizens Advocating Safe Aviation – Ron Belanger (10 minutes)
11. Speaker final remarks – 1 minute each (10 minutes)
12. Legislative/distinguished guest comments – 1 minute each (10 minutes)
13. Public comments and questions (until 7:50 PM)
7:50 PM – Adjourn

Legislative and distinguished guests include:
• City Councilmember Barbara Bry’s office
• UC San Diego (UCSD)
• County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar’s office
• US Congress Representative Scott Peters’s office
• UCCA President Barry Bernstein
• Library Manager Melissa Martin
• Others?


Diane Ahern is a volunteer and University City Community Association’s publicity and promotions chair. She is the liaison to Citizens Advocating Safe Aviation and to MCAS Miramar Community Leaders Forum.

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