When the Federal Aviation System (FAA) instituted the Next Generation Aircraft Transportation System (Next Gen), people noticed. Imagine planes arriving on a railroad track. Communities who previously were not affected by plane arrivals and departures were now inundated with noise and vibrations. No venue existed for the community to talk to the FAA.
Two temporary committees, have formed, created recommendations to the FAA, and disbanded:
In June 2017, US Representatives Anna Eshoo, Jimmy Panetta, Ro Khanna asked the Cities Association to form a permanent Roundtable.
In October 2018, the Board of Directors voted to initiate the formation of the Santa Clara/Santa Cruz Roundtable, a permanent aircraft noise mitigation entity.
Who’s invited?
  • the 21 cities and counties of Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties, 
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO),
  • Norman Y. Minéta San José International Airport (SJC)
  • FAA
Who’s in?
  • In Santa Clara County: Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Monte Sereno, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, Saratoga, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County
  • In Santa Cruz County: Capitola, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
  • SFO
  • FAA
Where are we now?

Cities Association of Santa Clara County is soliciting proposals from individuals or firms familiar with aviation, aircraft, and airport noise management issues to provide facilitator/consultant services for the Santa Clara/Santa Cruz Counties Community Roundtable.


RFP Issued November 30, 2018
Deadline for Questions, Clarifications December 14, 2018
Proposals Due December 21, 2018 – 12PM (noon)
Proposer Interviews (if required) Week of January 14-18, 2019 tentative
Contract Award February 2019

Project Kick-Off Meeting/

Commencement of Work

Immediately after award
Contract Completion December 31, 2019 with option to extend pending available resources.

Point of contact for Roundtable:  Andi Jordan 

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