“We’ve got to reduce noise at both Valley airports. . . . We shouldn’t have to choose whether to get a substantial noise decrease at one and not the other,” Sherman said. “The goal is to let people in the Valley sleep.”
Sherman said he will send a letter to the FAA that will detail his support for curfews at Bob Hope and Van Nuys airports, adding that approving the Part 161 Study might move more quickly if a Democratic administration he hopes will be “more pro-neighborhood, more pro-environmental than the Bush administration” assumes control of the White House in January.
Airport officials said they will continue to press for the curfew’s passage, despite opposition and delays as a result of future studies.