New off-site signage in the landside sub-area would be contained within the Central Terminal Area and the new off-site signage on the airside sub-area would be limited to the passenger boarding bridges, according to LAWA Environmental and Land Use Planning Director Lisa Trifiletti.
said the proposed sign district does not require approval from the Federal Aviation Administration
LAWA representatives say pilots will not be affected by the bright lights of a digital billboard because there will be constraints on the size, density and the level of intensity of the signs.
"Through our detailed sign regulations, as well as through the LAX sign ordinance, LAWA will control sign placement, size, total area, sign type, and direction and use of illumination and digital technology," Trifiletti
"These comprehensive restrictions are designed to protect public and aviation safety and to prevent any potential traffic hazards inside the Central Terminal Area.
The safety of all of our passengers, visitors, pedestrians, commercial vehicle operators and drivers, and especially our pilots and air traffic controllers is our number-one primary objective."
said that when the sign district application was first submitted to the Department of City Planning, federal, state and local sign code regulations, the LAX airport plans, including its Master Plan and Specific Plan were carefully reviewed, as well as a number of sign research studies, other sign districts, and the proposed city sign ordinance.
"Prior to submitting, we vetted the application with the FAA
tower, to ensure that all lighting was properly placed, shielded and focused to avoid glare or unnecessary light spill-over, and that the proposed project would not result in any electrical interference with aeronautical lights that may be detrimental to operation of aircraft or aircraft instrumentation," she
The Westchester-Playa council
heard a presentation from Trifiletti
on the LAX sign district last year.