Livermore asks Pleasanton to Reconsider Housing Near Airport

Tuesday, May 10, 2005
Livermore asks Pleasanton to reconsider housing near airport
The San Jose (CA) Mercury News

LIVERMORE – Concerned about future complaints over noise, the City Council this week issued a letter to Pleasanton urging it to reject a proposed senior housing project west of the Livermore airport. The project would be located on the Alameda County-owned Staples Ranch property outside the adopted airport protection area, where residential development is prohibited.

But it would be closer to the airport than many existing Pleasanton houses from which residents have complained about airport noise. Several pilots Monday night objected to the proposed housing development.

“Residential building of any type near the airport is not a good idea,” said Ralph Cloud, chairman of Livermore’s Airport Advisory Commission.