Area resident and lawyer/filmmaker/activist Steve Edmiston attended the Port of Seattle’s SAMP Scoping Project meeting at Highline College on Monday night, Sept. 10. Edmiston is filming a documentary called “The Briefing” â€“ about his public comments to Port of Seattle Commissioners on airport issues â€“ and at Monday’s public meeting he gave the following detailed comments to a court reporter in the Student Union Building: [embed]https://youtu.be/2xMkae7Rt6k[/embed] Also, Quiet Skies Puget Sound created a 10-questionÂ document to assist anyone looking to give comments to the Port; note that the deadline to submit comments on the SAMP is Sept. 28, 2018 (click image to view larger version):
Also worth a read is this post by retired FAA employee Jeff Lewis, called “Are the SAMP Open Houses Really Just â€˜Propaganda Events?“:
- The SAMP is the blueprint for Sea-Tac Airport growth through 2027.
- Sea-Tac has added 97,000 overflights in the last four years â€“ thatâ€™s now 1,140 per day, 416,000 annually.
- The SAMP proposes
- (i) no limit on full-time use of the Third-Runway
- (ii) another 80,000 annual â€œNear Termâ€ flights
- and (iii) undefined â€œPhase 2â€ growth. Scoping ends Sept. 28, 2018.
- Edmiston recommends that all who have any questions or concerns about the Port’s projected growth either attend one of the remaining meetings, or leave comments online:
- Sept. 12 â€“ New Holly Gathering Hall (7054 32nd Avenue S. – Seattle – Beacon Hill neighborhood)
- Sept. 17 â€“ Federal Way Community Center (876 S. 333rd Street – Federal Way)
- Sept. 19 â€“ SeaTac Community Center (13735 24th Avenue S. – SeaTac)
- Quiet Skies Puget Sound: https://www.facebook.com/groups/QuietSkiesPugetSound/
- Quiet Skies Coalition: https://www.quietskiescoalition.net/
- The Briefing Project: https://www.quadrant45.com/#/thebriefingproject/
- City of Burien: https://www.burienwa.gov/
- City of Des Moines: https://www.desmoineswa.gov/
- Port of Seattle SAMP website: https://sampenvironmentalreview.org/