project leader
Kimberly B
location
Ventura
(Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Encino, and More!)
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the project

WHO ARE WE?:  UproarLA is a unified coalition of Los Angeles residents, parents and environmentalists committed to stopping the FAA's attempt to establish narrow, low altitude flight paths over our schools, homes, neighborhoods and the Santa Monica Mountains.  We are affected by flight paths from Burbank and Van Nuys Airports. 

Our group includes residents from North Hollywood, Toluca Lake, Studio City, Valley Village, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Hollywood Hills, Laurel Canyon, Coldwater Canyon, Beverly Glen, Bel Air, and other areas.  It includes a large number of concerned parents from many of the impacted schools, comprised of over 10,000 students, including: Carpenter Elementary, Colfax Elementary, Dixie Canyon Elementary, Sherman Oaks Elementary, Campbell Hall, Oakwood School, Buckley School, Harvard-Westlake School, Sunnyside Preschool, Millikan Middle School, and Walter Reed Middle School.

WHAT DO WE WANT?: The FAA has proposed a new Superhighway of Jets (created by two new flight paths out of Burbank Airport) that will have a devastating effect on all communities underneath.  We want to protect all the communities under the flight paths including all affected schools, homes, and neighborhoods; and parks, protected open spaces, trails, recreation areas, and wildlife in the Santa Monica Mountains — our oases in the heart of LA.  People on the ground deserve paths that don't subject our children, schools, homes, and neighborhoods to low altitude jets, noise, and toxic pollutants; paths that don't jeopardize our safety; and protection for our parks and wildlife.  We want true and meaningful inclusion in a legally-required process to achieve a safe, equitable and environmentally sound resolution to this public controversy.  The FAA cooperated (after a lost lawsuit) in Phoenix.  We would like FAA to cooperate in Los Angeles, now, without having to go through a lawsuit.

A critical part of our mission is the education and mobilization of all affected people in the above-mentioned communities.  The FAA process is burdensome, opaque and designed to confuse.  We seek to provide accurate and important information for the good of the public.  People need all of the information to make an informed choice for their families and communities!  UproarLA was created to reach as many people as possible, not focusing on any one community or school.

HOW WILL WE ACHIEVE OUR GOAL?:  Now that City of LA has responded to our legal action petition and hired the firm of Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell, we have hired our own lawyers on behalf of LA residents. We are working with a nationally recognized environmental attorney we retained to help LA residents navigate this process with the FAA, Matthew Adams of Dentons, LLP.  Based in San Francisco, Mr. Adams is a Partner and Chair of the firm's US Environment and Natural Resources practice.  He is well-versed in the laws at issue.  Mr. Adams and Dentons are the same attorneys hired by Phoenix residents in their successful lawsuit against the FAA. Mr. Adams worked alongside Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell in Phoenix and is doing the same for us here in Los Angeles. 

Having an attorney represent LA residents' interests is vital to our success.  We need his advice and expertise to help us protect the Santa Monica Mountains, the children at the impacted schools, and all of the homes under this Jet Superhighway.  Mr. Adams also will guide us on which, if any,  experts should be hired or studies that should be conducted. 

 

 

 

the steps

1)  Expand LA Residents' Awareness of the Disastrous Health and Environmental Impacts Resulting From the FAA's Actions Through Social Media and Other Avenues

2) Hold Public Meetings and Outreach Sessions to Improve the Public's Knowledge And Offer Options For Fighting These Damaging Flight Path Procedures

3) Retain/Fund Environmental Specialist Matthew Adams, of Dentons LLC to Help Advise and Protect LA Residents

why we're doing it

We want to protect all the communities suffering under the proposed Jet Superhighway, including all affected schools, homes and neighborhoods; and parks, protected open spaces, trails, recreation areas, and wildlife in the Santa Monica Mountains- our oases in the heart of LA!

Please consider that contributing funds now is an investment in protecting our community and being stewards of the Santa Monica Mountains so that our children, and generations after them, can continue to enjoy life here the way it's been for so many years.

budget

Public Education and Outreach through Advertising, Social Media, Video Production- $500

Copying/Web Fees, Misc-$250

Legal Advice/Consultation/Representation/Health and Environmental Expert Retention if Neccessary for LA Residents By Environmental Specialist, Matthew Adams of Dentons LLP-120,000



SUBTOTAL = 120,750
ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $6,038
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $3,623
TOTAL TO RAISE = $130,445

 

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donors

  • Anonymous
  • C. Kay
  • Michelle Moadeb
  • Denise Goldberg
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Jeff Brooks
  • Anonymous
  • Denise Le Blanc
  • Patricia M.
  • Anonymous
  • Stacy O.
  • Matt Pyken
  • Andrew Levin