Long Beach, CA
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File #: 19-0685    Version: 1 Name: LBA - Airport Improvement Program grant for FY 19 D5
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 6/21/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/16/2019 Final action: 7/16/2019
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to submit a grant application to the Federal Aviation Administration, for the of capital improvements to Taxiway C; accept said grant, if awarded, in an amount up to $25,000,000 in Airport Improvement Program for Fiscal Year 2019 funding; and, execute all documents necessary, including any amendments, to accept and expend the funds. (District 5)
Sponsors: Long Beach Airport
Attachments: 1. 071619-R-34sr.pdf, 2. 071619-R-34 Revised.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to submit a grant application to the Federal Aviation Administration, for the of capital improvements to Taxiway C; accept said grant, if awarded, in an amount up to $25,000,000 in Airport Improvement Program for Fiscal Year 2019 funding; and, execute all documents necessary, including any amendments, to accept and expend the funds. (District 5)

DISCUSSION
The Long Beach Airport (Airport) receives grant funds from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) for capital improvement projects. Entitlement funds are the portion of AIP funds allocated to the Airport based on the number of enplaned passengers and are calculated by the FAA using a set formula. Discretionary funds are the portion of AIP funds that are allocated to airports based on need and national priority, as determined by the FAA. Every other year, the Airport submits a grant application for entitlement and discretionary funds from the AIP to pay for major airport infrastructure rehabilitation and improvements.

On December 2, 2014, the City Council authorized the finalization and submission of preferred Alternative 3A of the Airfield Geometry Study (Study) to the FAA for review. The Study, prepared by HNTB Corporation, provided a comprehensive evaluation of the airfield geometry, providing alternatives for the reduction of risk in response to the Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST) report and analysis of the airfield design. Alternative 3A will help to reduce excess infrastructure and increase financial benefits through lower operation and maintenance costs.

On December 9, 2014, the City Council authorized the submission of an application for AIP funding of the Study - Phase 2. As the recommendations of the Study include physical modifications to the airfield, Phase 2 includes an update to the Airport Layout Plan (ALP) and other official maps and documents required to be maintained by the Airp...

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