UPDATE: Quiet Skies Coalition gets update from City on airplanes over Burien

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The Quiet Skies Coalition met with Burien City Manager Brian Wilson and City Attorney Lisa Marshall Monday morning (April 16) for an update on the Federal Aviation Administration’s decisions regarding airplanes over Burien.

The FAA announced they would be issuing a Categorical Exclusion (CATEX), reinstituting turns over Burien. CATEX effectively means that the FAA is “not required to follow its own rules,” which in this case means that airplanes will continue to turn west over Burien.

The City Council will be briefed on the issue at Monday night’s meeting.

“Based on the fact that the City and the Quiet Skies Coalition are working closely and appear focused on the same objectives, we believe it is not necessary for all to turn out tonight (however, you are welcome to do so if you want to get first-hand information),” organizers said.

“We will keep you advised of any significant developments, including any action taken by the Council tonight.”

Please plan on attending the Quiet Skies Community Meeting from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday April 24 at Gregory Heights Elementary School.

“We will provide a more detailed description of the FAA’s CATEX.”

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