Airplane Super Highway Unbearable

Airplane Super Highway Unbearable | October 26, 2017

NANDC Board Member Amy Carnes was at Congressmember Karen Bass’ Quiet Skies meeting on October 7 and was quoted in an LA Times article about the increase in airplane noise and complaints, “We had no idea that this was coming at us,” she said. “It’s a superhighway above our heads.”

The FAA did not anticipate any problems with their new system, but in fact there were 5,700 complaints locally during the month of September as opposed to one complaint the prior September. At least two thirds of the flights over the West Adams waypoint were under the required 6,000 foot level and maps show them to be highly concentrated in a narrow path. Read the LA Times article.

October 2, City Council President Herb Wesson and Councilmembers Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Mike Bonin sent a letter to the FAA regarding the number of flights under the 6,000 foot limit. Read the letter.

Our Name

The early Eighth District Empowerment Congress, created by now Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas was a community-based education and mobilization program. It has been acknowledged as the model for the Los Angeles citywide neighborhood council system created by the change City Charter.

We still proudly carry the early moniker in our name as the 'Empowerment Congress North Area Neighborhood Development Council'.  Call us NANDC for short!

Our Community

NANDC is located in West Adams, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Los Angeles, with most of its buildings erected between 1880 and 1925. It was once the wealthiest district in the city, with its Victorian mansions and sturdy Craftsman bungalows home to Downtown businessmen and professors and academicians at USC. In the 1990s, three areas of West Adams were designated as Historic Preservation Overlay Zones by the city of Los Angeles, in recognition of their outstanding architectural heritage.