Online Public Workshops on Airport Expansion Set for Sept. 23

The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority is proposing to build a new 14-gate passenger terminal building in the northeast section of the airport. It would replace the existing, 14-gate passenger terminal in the southeast section of the airport, which does not meet current FAA safety standards because of its proximity to the taxiways and runways. The public can read the Draft Environmental Impact Statement online beginning today.
The FAA will host two virtual public workshops on the Draft EIS on Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 1-3 p.m. and again from 6-8 p.m. and a virtual public hearing on the Draft EIS on Thursday, Sept. 24, from 6-9 p.m. FAA representatives will present information about the proposed project and the Draft EIS. Members of the public will be able to submit written questions, which FAA representatives will answer live following the presentation. Virtual public meetings enable public participation in the environmental review process while maintaining safety and compliance with local, state and federal regulations to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
To comply with the National Environmental Policy Act, the FAA has prepared a (Draft EIS) to assess the potential impacts associated with the construction and operation of a 14-gate replacement passenger terminal building.
The existing passenger terminal would be demolished, and parallel taxiways A and C would be extended full length to the ends of runways 15-33 and 8-26, respectively. The project also would include building a 45,900-square-foot aircraft apron, public parking structure, airline cargo building, passenger terminal access road, aircraft rescue and firefighting station, central utility plant and other infrastructures. A number of structures and facilities would be removed or demolished.
To read the report or register to participate in virtual public workshops, visit bobhopeairporteis.com.

New Leaders Chosen for Airport Authority Commission

Paula Devine, Vrej Agajanian and Ara Najarian.

The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, owner and operator of Hollywood Burbank Airport, has elected new officers to head the Authority Commission through June 2021.
Pasadena Commissioner Ross Selvidge was elected president, Commissioner Paula Devine of Glendale was anointed as vice president, and Burbank Commissioner Don Brown was chosen secretary. The commission elects its officers each July.
Selvidge was first appointed to the authority in July 2015 and served as vice president in the recent term and as secretary in the term before that. Coming from a family of aviators, he holds airplane and glider pilot licenses and made his very first solo flight at Hollywood Burbank Airport more than 50 years ago.
He also has an extensive airport background, having been a construction contracting officer at two Marine Corps air stations while he was an active-duty Navy Civil Engineer Corps officer.
Devine was first appointed to the commission in June 2017 and served as treasurer this last term. Brown was first appointed to the panel in November 2001 and has served as president and vice president during his tenure.
In related action, the authority appointed Vrej Agajanian as treasurer, reappointed Bill Wiggins as auditor and reappointed Executive Director Frank Miller as assistant secretary.
The authority is a joint powers agency formed by Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena to own and operate the airport. The authority is governed by a nine-member commission; each of the cities appoints three commissioners.
The other current commissioners are Wiggins and Ray Adams of Burbank; Agajanian and Ara Najarian of Glendale; and John J. Kennedy and Steve Madison of Pasadena.

New Leaders Chosen for Airport Authority Commission

The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, owner and operator of Hollywood Burbank Airport, has elected new officers to head the Authority Commission through June 2021.
Pasadena Commissioner Ross Selvidge was elected president, Commissioner Paula Devine of Glendale was anointed as vice president, and Burbank Commissioner Don Brown was chosen secretary. The commission elects its officers each July.
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