Air traffic into and out of Los Angeles International Airport, located 25 miles west of Monterey Park, follows an east-west route directly over the middle of the city. Outbound aircraft in particular represent an intrusive noise source. Impacted uses include residential neighborhoods, three public elementary schools, Monterey Park Hospital on Atlantic Avenue, and several churches.
Aircraft & Air Traffic Jurisdiction
The Federal Aviation Administration has jurisdiction over aircraft and air traffic patterns. Monterey Park's ability to limit overflights and minimize aircraft noise impacts on the community lies solely within the political realm. Together with surrounding cities, Monterey Park must continue to impress upon local congresspersons and U.S. senators the need to improve aircraft noise standards and ensure that impacts created by airports are equally shared throughout the Los Angeles basin.