Groups Pushing To Put LAX Expansion Plans On Hold

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Community and union groups Tuesday are expected to express their concern to city officials about the expansion of the Los Angeles International Airport causing possible traffic congestion and air pollution risks.

The Planning and Land Use Management Committee and the Trade, Commerce and Tourism Committee are scheduled to make their recommendation on the expansion and modernization project at a special joint meeting at 2 p.m.

The opposing groups will request that the city postpone votes until June, when an air quality study of the proposed project will be released.

Earlier this year, the city’s airport commission signed off on the expansion, which includes moving a northern airfield 260 feet farther north, into Westchester and Playa Del Rey communities.

The move would allow space for jumbo jets such as 747s and the new Airbus 380s to land.

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