SFO Airport/Community Roundtable
Meeting No. 294 Overview
Wednesday, February 4, 2015

1. Call to Order / Roll Call / Declaration of a Quorum Present

Roundtable Chairperson, Cliff Lentz, called the Regular Meeting of the SFO Airport / Community Roundtable to order, at approximately 7:07 p.m., in the David Chetcuti Community Room at the Millbrae City Hall. James A. Castañeda, AICP, Roundtable Coordinator, called the roll. A quorum (at least 12 Regular Members) was present as follows:







2. Adoption of Resolutions Recognition of Departing Representatives

Chairperson Lentz acknowledged the City of Daly City alternate representative Carol Klatt, who had been participating on the Roundtable since 1987, both as a member of the public and representing the City of Daly City.

ACTION: Richard Newman MOVED the adoption of the resolution. The motion was seconded by Ricardo Ortiz and CARRIED, unanimously.


3. Election of Roundtable Chairperson for Calendar Year 2015

Chairman Lentz opened the floor to nominations for Chairperson.

ACTION: Dave Pine MOVED to nominate Brisbane representative and current Roundtable Chairperson Cliff Lentz for the position of Chairperson of the Roundtable. Roseann Foust seconded the nomination. Hearing no additional nominations, a vote was taken and acceptance of Cliff Lentz as Roundtable Chairperson was CARRIED, unanimously.


4. Election of Roundtable Vice-Chairperson for Calendar Year 2015

Chairperson Lentz opened the floor to nominations for Vice-Chairperson of the Roundtable.

ACTION: Dave Pine MOVED to nominate Town of Atherton representative Elizabeth Lewis for the position of Vice-Chairperson of the Roundtable. Sue Digre seconded the nomination. Hearing no additional nominations, a vote was taken and acceptance of Elizabeth Lewis as Roundtable Vice-Chairperson was CARRIED, unanimously.


5. Approval of Resolution 15-01: Designating Roundtable Meeting Dates, Times and Place for Calendar Year 2015

ACTION: Richard Newman MOVED the adoption of the resolution. The motion was seconded by Ricardo Ortiz and CARRIED, unanimously.


6. Public Comments on Items Not on the Agenda




7. Review of Airport Director’s Reports for November and December 2014 – ACTION


ACTION: Vice-Chairperson Lewis MOVED the approval of the Consent Agenda. The motion was seconded by Rosanne Foust and CARRIED, unanimously.



8. Review of SFO Fly Quiet Report for Q4 2014

Bert Ganoung, Noise Abatement Manager, provided an overview of the fourth quarter Fly Quiet report for 2014. Don Kirby from Northern California TRACON provided an update on the opposite direction take-offs at SFO, and indicated they will be re-establishing its use after a brief halt.

DISCUSSION: Town of Woodside representative Dave Burrow asked for clarifications of the trend lines used in the presentation and, if perhaps, there is a different way to visualize the data to account for the various reasons trends vary. Mr. Ganoung indicated they would look into that as part of their write up.


9. Airport Director’s Comments

Airport Director John Martin provided a brief update on the airport’s current operations. SFO ended the year with a record 47 million passengers which represents an increase of 4.7%. The airport continues to deploy the portable noise monitors in the communities of Woodside and Portola Valley. An update was provided of the recently updated PART 150 Noise Exposure Map. Noise Abatement manager Bert Ganoung took an opportunity to introduce the Noise Abatment Office’s new intern Serena Lackey.



10. Consideration of Establishing North and South County Roundtable Subcommittees

Roundtable Technical consultant Cindy Gibbs provided an overview of the proposed subcommittees to be established by amending the Roundtable’s bylaws. The subcommittees would be charged with looking into the details of noise issues and proposed solutions in their respective areas to present to the Roundtable at their regular meetings. This would allow for more granular, detailed work of the issues impacting those areas that are ongoing topics of discussion at the Roundtable’s regular meetings.

DISCUSSION: San Francisco Mayor’s Office representative Julian Chang expressed support of the creation of the two proposed subcommittees. C/CAG representative Rich Newman questioned how the information would be reported back to the Roundtable, and expressed concern of duplicate discussions. Ms. Gibbs indicated that staff would report back any findings and recommendations from the subcommittees to the Roundtable for their consideration. She does not anticipate duplicate discussions, but instead a productive discussion that summarizes the working details from the subcommittees. Roundtable Technical consultant Harvey Hartmann explained how the Oakland Noise Forum’s North and South Field Technical Working groups function, and indicated that the proposed subcommittees would work similar to those. Town of Portola Valley representative Ann Wengert expressed that, given the complexities and nuances of the Metroplex procedures, both north and south San Mateo County communities will have different impacts. South San Francisco representative Mark Addiego recalled when the Roundtable use to have similar subcommittees in the past, and supports to re-establish them.

ACTION: Mark Addiego MOVED to amend the Roundtable bylaws to add north and south county subcommittees. The motion was seconded by Ann Wengert and CARRIED with 14 in favor, one not in favor, and two abstentions.


11. Update, PORTE Departure Analysis

Noise Abatement manager Bert Ganoung provided a brief update as to recent aircraft performance utilizing the PORTE departure.


12. Update, Oceanic Arrivals Over the Woodside VOR

Noise Abatement manager Bert Ganoung provided a brief update on oceanic arrival flights over the Woodside VOR.


13. Update, Metroplex

Roundtable Technical consultant Cindy Gibbs provided an overview of the recent Metroplex procedures that has started to be implemented. Noise Abatement manager Bert Ganoung and United Airlines representative Glenn Morse explained the differences between “fly-bys” and “fly-overs” in regard to navigation waypoints.

DISCUSSION: Chairperson Lentz asked what the differences were between the SSTIK and CANDL departure procedures. Ms. Gibbs went into detail and showed via illustration the flight tracks of each. Vice-Chairperson Lewis asked when the new arrivals procedures will come online. Ms. Gibbs indicated it was her understanding that it would be sometime in March.


14. Upcoming Noise 101, Spring 2015

Roundtable Coordinator James Castañeda and Roundtable Technical Consultant Cindy Gibbs announced an upcoming Noise 101 for Roundtable members. Staff will be coordinating in the coming weeks, but will be sometime in March. The workshop would be conducted at the airport with a tour of the control tower.


15. Airport Noise Briefing

Roundtable Aviation Technical consultant Cindy Gibbs provided a brief industry update.


16. Member Communications / Announcements



17. Adjourn

The meeting was adjourned at approximately 9:00 p.m.


* NOTE: Roundtable meeting overviews are considered draft until approved by the Roundtable at a regular meeting.