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safety

225 petitions

Update posted 15 hours ago

Petition to Jim Sullivan, Jeff Potter, Warren Slocum (Board of Supervisors, San Mateo County), Gretchen Kelly (Airport Manager), Michael Wentworth (Administrative Services & Airports, San Mateo County)

Surf Air, Inc.: Stop, or reroute, Surf Air flights that are using KSQL (San Carlos) Airport

  > NEW gofundme: https://www.gofundme.com/calm-the-skies  < There has been a substantial increase in noticeable noise from low flying aircraft that are now traversing over Redwood City, Atherton, Menlo Park, Palo Alto and other nearby neighborhoods.  The increased noise is mostly the result of new flights from a startup company called Surf Air that has initiated commercial operations into and out of San Carlos Airport (KSQL).   After receiving funding of $65 million, Surf Air has been expanding services and will have up to 21 scheduled arrivals into KSQL.  This is a substantial increase in service from the original 7 flights when Surf Air first began flying into KSQL.   That means the current approach corridor, as approved by the FAA, will see a significant increase in noisy flights over neighborhoods in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton and Redwood City.   This also means a substantial increase in departure noise for Redwood Shores, Redwood City, Atherton and Menlo Park. Many of the affected neighborhoods are located near the Middlefield Road corridor.  In addition, these aircraft fly over or near Encinal Elementary, Walter Hays Elementary and Menlo Atherton High School.   If you find the noise objectionable, OR if you are concerned about the negative impact on your property’s value, OR if you are concerned about potential accidents due to aircraft flying over our homes and schools, then please indicate your objection to Surf Air's flight path into San Carlos airport by signing this petition.   Thank you for your participation and please reach out to your neighbors to get them involved.

Stop The KSQL Aircraft Noise
1,116 supporters
Update posted 1 day ago

Petition to Scott Peters, California State House, California State Senate, California Governor, Doug LaMalfa

All large businesses need to have an AED machine

My 20-year-old niece, Marisa, had a heart attack at work and died. This tragedy left me feeling helpless knowing there was nothing I could have done to save her. The paramedics did not make it there in time, but I often wonder if her life could have been saved if there had been an automated external defibrillator (AED) on site. Marisa was working full-time at Lowe’s when the incident occurred. She worked at one of the company’s large retail stores, with hundreds of employees and customers passing through its doors every day, and you would think they’d have an AED. But there is no law requiring them. This life-saving machine is affordable, easy to use, and should be mandatory in all large businesses. Marisa was extremely hard-working. She was putting herself through nursing school and working full-time. She was also juggling the responsibility of having a 10 month-old son, and taking care of her younger sister at the time. It is possible that she would still be with us today if there was an AED present. In honor of Marisa’s memory, I am asking California lawmakers to pass “Marisa’s Law” which requires large businesses to have at least one AED at each location. Companies like Target, Costco, and Outback Steakhouse have already voluntarily provided defibrillators at their locations, but legislation needs to be passed.  Please sign and share.

Michael Courter
11,491 supporters