Well said Kevin, but more than likely of no use.
The City Council, as well as the past one does not give a damn about the noise coming out of the Scottsdale Airport, why should they, none of them live anywhere close to a flight path — I do, and the flight school planes fly unabated from sunrise to sunset, and very low and very noisy.
I have conversed with Sarah Ferrara, I have conversed with Gary Mascaro, I have spoken with David Schweikert, and like the City Council, they are do-nothingers. I have communicated with the City Manager — also useless.
The Noise Abatement Program is a bureaucratic farce — I and many others have lodged multiple complaints, no action or effort at doing anything occurs.
The husband of a City Council member is a flight school pilot, I sought his assistance, and none came.
No, the problem is not jets in and out of Sky Harbor, the problem is a whole lot more local than that. And our representatives are in fear of confronting the FAA, saying they have no say, the FAA dictates.
Makes no sense to me as the city of Scottsdale benefits financially big time from the airport, it is Scottsdale property, so why not a say? The situation is reminiscent in a way of the building issue, the big guys dictate, the residents have no say.
The only good news for the locals is that the airport will be closed for awhile this summer for renovation of some kind.
Editor’s Note: Jim Bloch is a resident of Scottsdale.