Sky Harbor flight paths above Phoenix neighborhood to be discussed

Neighbors angry about the FAA's new flight paths can attend a meeting on Wednesday morning to discuss the problem.

The downtown aviation and redevelopment subcommittee will hold an open meeting at 10 a.m. in Phoenix City Hall.

Neighbors are complaining about the increased noise the new flight paths are causing on their previously quiet streets. 

According to The Federal Aviation Administration, the new flight departure paths out of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport cannot be reverted back to the original routes.

However, the administration is looking at possible adjustments to the new paths.

That's according to a letter sent in January by FAA Administrator Michael Huerta to Phoenix City Manager Ed Zuercher.

Phoenix City Council members Laura Pastor and Michael Nowakowski issued a joint statement Friday stating the city should consider filing a lawsuit and a historic preservation complaint.

The response came a day after Mayor Greg Stanton and Arizona congressman Ruben Gallego met Wednesday with Huerta and other FAA officials in Washington, D.C., to push for changes concerning the new routes.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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