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Community Involvement is Key

In the early 1980s, our community banded together to stop the expansion of John Wayne Airport (JWA). That lawsuit resulted in the landmark 1985 JWA Settlement Agreement, which still stands today – and is unique across the country. The Agreement sets in place the all-important curfew, a cap on the number of passengers that can fly out per year, and a cap on the “loudest” flights that can go out on an average day. All of these important things are subject to that Agreement’s survival.

The next negotiations phase to extend the agreement will begin in 2027ish. Our community has been successful in the past when we have worked together. Not neighborhood-by-neighborhood, but as an entire city. This is why it is important for our neighbors under the flight path, as well as our neighbors who are not under the flight path, to get involved and stay involved. Connect with the community organizations listed below as well as the many resources available through the City.

We welcome your involvement and feedback.

Get Connected With These Resources 

City of Newport Beach Resources
  Phone:  949-644-3003 
  Aviation Committee: 
Airport Resources

JWA Access and Noise Office 
Community Organizations*
  Airport Working Group of Orange County or Facebook @awgoc
  Citizens Against Airport Noise and Pollution  Facebook @caanp 

SPON/AirFair or Facebook @SPONNB | Instagram @sponnewport
  *City partners who are engaged in airport issues to preserve the community's quality of life.

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