Charles Parkin
Long Beach
City Attorney

333 West Ocean Boulevard - 11th Floor
Long Beach, California 90802-4664

cityattorney@longbeach.gov
10/4/2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 020
Subject:
FIS Feasibility Study Results
Contact:
Michael J. Mais
Assistant City Attorney
(562)570-2230
michael.mais@longbeach.gov




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:

Airport Advisory Commission (AAC)
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Long Beach Gas & Oil Auditorium
2400 East Spring Street
6:30 pm

Economic Development Commission (EDC)
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
City Council Chambers
333 West Ocean Boulevard

EDC meeting begins at 4:00 pm; FIS study session will start at 6:00 pm