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” – about his public comments to Port of Seattle Commissioners on airport issues – and at Monday’s public meeting he gave the following detailed comments to a court reporter in the Student Union Building:

Also, Quiet Skies Puget Sound created a 10-question 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):

  • The SAMP is the blueprint for Sea-Tac Airport growth through 2027.
  • Sea-Tac has added 97,000 overflights in the last four years – that’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 “Near Term” flights
    • and (iii) undefined “Phase 2” 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 – New Holly Gathering Hall (7054 32nd Avenue S. – Seattle – Beacon Hill neighborhood)
    • Sept. 17 – Federal Way Community Center (876 S. 333rd Street – Federal Way)
    • Sept. 19 – SeaTac Community Center (13735 24th Avenue S. – SeaTac)
Also worth a read is this post by retired FAA employee Jeff Lewis, called “Are the SAMP Open Houses Really Just ‘Propaganda Events?“:

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