“I think when they engineered these new engines it actually made more of a vibration,” said Gary Aronson, a Millbrae resident who has spent most of his 60 years living right next to the airport on the other side of U.S. Highway 101.
Neither SFO nor the FAA measure vibrations. To do so would require airport officials to install pricey accelerometers in homes and “watch families in their living rooms” to determine whether vibrations were coming from planes or people walking around the house, said SFO’s noise abatement director, Burt Ganoung. (I've spoken with Burt, what a dud!)
The recent civil grand jury report on airport noise says the airport should publish data about single noise events — such as one airplane screaming overhead. Currently, the airport only reports the average daily noise level over a three-month period..." SF Examiner July 17, 2012
To me, it sounds like the rumbling after a bomb has gone off! It is making me feel I am living in a war zone! It's making my nerves ragged! Millbrae has high property taxes, but this increasing airport noise is lowering the property value! How could it not? Let Millbrae lower our taxes and let the airport make up for it! The airport removed trees that were at least a bit of sound barrier, WHY? It is thumbing their noses at residents! Why can't the airport put up a noise barrier wall? Basically, because they are greedy, and don't want to spend the money for the comfort and health of mere residents! They gave a few Millbrae residents double pane windows and insulation, but that was a token effort! Those residents still suffer greatly, and have their nerves and dishes rattled! No one ever anticipated the type of planes, the noise and influx of traffic, when the airport opened! The noise and the traffic have increased exponentially since the 1940's. My family has had this home since 1940, and believe me, Millbrae has been battered, bruised and abused by SFO, and it must STOP! They are showing a great contempt, lowering property values, and making people ill to what degree, we don't even know at this time! It is uncomfortable, and keeps people from sleeping decently! I feel like I have PTSD, and I live around a mile from the airport! SFO"s GREED, is NOT more important than the welfare of the people! They are a money making business! Who ever heard of a business getting away with bothering so many people? IT IS OUTRAGEOUS! PEOPLE NEED TO RISE UP AND TELL SFO, ENOUGH! WE WON'T TAKE YOUR LIES, NOISE, OR ABUSE FOR GREED ANY LONGER! They supposedly keep track of complaint calls, so PLEASE CALL THE SFO NOISE ABATEMENT NUMBER EVERY DAY! HAVE A RECORD NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS LISTED! How do I File a Noise Complaint? Noise Complaint Hotline: 650.821.4736 Toll Free Noise Complaint Hotline: 877.206.8290 Noise Complaint Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. IF THEY DON'T STOP ABUSING US, WE SHOULD FILE A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAIST SFO! PEOPLE ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN GREEDY COMPANIES!