In order to gain that approval, the authority is pressing its three governing cities to support the curfew and is asking them to do their part to ensure its passage.
Burbank airport commissioners addressed their City Council last week to formally unveil the plan and ask for their support.
The council on Tuesday unanimously approved a plan to support the curfew.
That plan includes mailing notices to Burbank residents to detail the ban and encourage them to contact elected officials, outreach efforts of the council to elicit support from state and federal officials level, and sending a delegation to Washington, D.C., to meet with congressional members and FAA representatives.
Rep. Brad Sherman, whose district includes Burbank, has already signaled his support for the proposed curfew and plans to lobby the FAA for its passage.
“It’s hard to judge what they will say,” he said. “Whether there is an absolute curfew or a curfew on departures, that’s to be decided. The FAA hears from the Transportation [Security Administration], but they also hear from me. Our hope is that they will make the right decision.”
Sherman plans to begin lobbying federal officials after studying the public’s response.
Reps. Adam Schiff and Howard Berman have also said they support the plan.
Airport officials also addressed the Glendale City Council Tuesday and plan to speak to the Pasadena City Council next week, Gill said.
The authority will hold a public workshop at the airport from 3 to 7 p.m. on April 14 where the proposed curfew will be laid out to the public and officials will be on hand to answer questions, he said.