LONG BEACH — The third in a series of public hearings on a plan city officials hope will end the long-running debate over noise at Long Beach Airport will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
The meeting at Stephens Junior High School, 1830 W. Columbia St., is being held to get public response to a proposal hammered out by a 19-member task force. Two hearings were held last week.
The task force plan calls for a phased increase in commercial jet flights at the airport from the current 18 per day to 41 per day over a one-year period. (A flight is defined as one arrival and departure).
To earn the increase in flights, airlines would have to switch to quieter jets and flight procedures. Also, a jet taking off or departing would have to stay within a noise limit.