VAN NUYS — Los Angeles airport commissioners have agreed to face head-on a growing controversy over increased jet noise at Van Nuys Airport.
For the first time in nearly four years, the commission will meet in the San Fernando Valley to hear both anti-noise activists and aviation interests that have long complained that they are being ignored.
The meeting was announced Tuesday by Sandor Winger, chairman of the Van Nuys Airport Citizens Advisory Council, whose members last summer urged the City Council to appoint a separate airport commission to govern the Valley airport. The commission now oversees Los Angeles International and the city-owned Van Nuys, Ontario and Palmdale airports.
The five-member commission, which ordinarily convenes at LAX, is tentatively scheduled to meet the evening of Jan. 27 at the Airtel Plaza Hotel at Van Nuys Airport.