Long Beach Aviation Noise Violation Fines Fund Library and Nonprofits

August 11, 2015

Below is a link to a 7/29/15 KPCC 89.3 report by Sharon McNary on how the city of Long Beach, California fines airlines and cargo haulers for violating the city's noise code.

Per the article,

“When the city of Long Beach throws the book at airlines that violate its noise limits, the hefty fines end up buying books for city libraries and funding other charitable activities.

The latest airline to face a fine is Michigan-based cargo hauler Kalitta Charters. This week it agreed to pay $54,000 to settle 13 criminal noise complaints.

Long Beach City Prosecutor Doug Haubert says the money will go to the Long Beach Community Foundation. ‘They've told me they intend to spend the money to benefit the people who live in the flight path,’ Haubert said.

Four airlines have been fined for violating the Long Beach noise ordinance since 2003. JetBlue has paid the most more than $4 million since 2003. That money goes to the nonprofit Long Beach Public Library Foundation.”

To view the full report click on Long Beach Airport noise violations fund library and local nonprofits.

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