In July 2015, the Long Beach City Council authorized a “feasibility study” to determine if it is appropriate to bring international air carrier and general aviation service to the Long Beach Airport (LGB). The feasibility study was initiated due to a request from JetBlue Airways. The feasibility study, which was prepared by Jacobs Engineering, will be presented to the public in October 2016. The Jacobs study may be found here. The City Council also requested that the City Attorney prepare a legal opinion examining the possible effects that could occur to the Long Beach Noise Compatibility Ordinance (LBMC 16.43) if international air service were to commence at LGB. A copy of the City Attorney’s opinion can be found here.
A presentation of the FIS study, a report on the City Attorney’s analysis, as well as an opportunity for public comment, will be included on the respective agendas of the following public commission meetings:
EDC meeting begins at 4:00 pm; FIS study session will start at 6:00 pm