I am really perplexed by this letter of hers.
She was always extolling the joys of how wonderful airports are.
Now 10 years later she says they are absolutely horrible.
Sounds like a 1st world problem for The OC's 1%.
Mailbag: Grand jury report gets it wrong on JWA
August 12, 2014 | 2:02 p.m.
Those of us who are affected by John Wayne Airport's noise and air pollution thank Supervisor John Moorlach for his recent critical comments regarding an Orange County Grand Jury report on the facility.
Moorlach rightfully stated, in the Orange County Register, that the idea of extending a runway in a heavily populated area showed "a naivete that is almost eye-rolling."
Moorlach is absolutely correct. The grand jury report advocated ways for airport expansion, while ignoring the thousands of residents who endure excessive noise and pollution from an airport that should never have been designated for commercial use. It's exceedingly close to homes, schools and parks, some mere blocks from a runway, making the airport dangerous as well as overly intrusive.
Why did the grand jury report ignore published scientific reports that detail the harmful effects of noise and air pollution on a population? Planes overhead emit dangerous chemicals, including particulates, which have proven to be particularly harmful to health.
Worse yet, they travel many miles through the air, infecting unsuspecting people far from the original source. Everyone should seriously question a report that excluded the harmful effects of John Wayne Airport on people while advocating ideas for expansion.
PS Here is what one person had to say via Facebook:
Bonnie, the airport has been there since 1932. When did you move in? I'm tired of hearing about rich who buy houses near airports and complain about noise. had to say via Facebook: