The revised measure is a substitute of a motion authored two weeks ago by Supervisor Don Knabe that included harsh criticism of Los Angeles World Airports and questioned whether the agency had done enough to redistribute air traffic.
Knabe's motion aimed to find out if LAWA - which manages L.A./Ontario International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport - had complied with a 2006 settlement that required the agency to redistribute air traffic to airports throughout the region.
After several delays since it was first introduced this month, a much-toned-down version is expected to be discussed today.
"A timely assessment of the City and LAWA's compliance with the Settlement Agreement, and with the implementation of a regional airport strategy is needed," the substitute motion states.
The revised version, which now includes Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas as co-author, still directs William Fujioka, the county's chief executive officer to review the airport redistribution strategy plan. Similar to the original version, the revised motion also calls for a report on the findings be brought back to the board within 30 days.
Andrew Veis, assistant press deputy for Knabe, said the motion now involves both supervisors, who since redistricting share the area immediately surrounding LAX. Knabe represents Playa del Rey and El Segundo, while Ridley-Thomas represents Westchester.
"Supervisor Knabe is very concerned whether Los Angeles World Airports has complied with the settlement agreement. For that reason, he is bringing this motion forward: to ensure that LAWA is taking the necessary steps to focus on a regional approach to air travel," Veis said.
The need for the report arose from Knabe's interest in the most current information and data on where LAWA is in respect to the settlement agreement's commitments, Veis said.
The settlement agreement between the county and LAWA stems from expansion plans at LAX.
The settlement called for the agency to take substantive steps to reduce environmental impacts near LAX by encouraging passenger and cargo expansion at ONT and L.A./Palmdale Regional airports.
Denny Schneider, president of Alliance for a Regional Solution to Airport Congestion, praised the Board of Supervisors for recognizing the importance of the distribution of air commerce for of all Southern California.
"We look forward to county review of airport utilization and its actions to facilitate regionalization. We are certain that the county report will illustrate Los Angeles World Airports lip service, at best, to its obligations to foster regionalization in our 2006 Stipulated Settlement Agreement," he said.
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