South Field Research Group

The South Field Group was formed to address aircraft noise issues associated with the operation of the primary runway and commercial airline activity and the air cargo facilities at Oakland International Airport.

As a technical sub-committee of the Noise Forum, the South Field Group meets quarterly and is chaired by the Airport Operations Manager Airside. The group consists of staff from the cities of Alameda and San Leandro, residents from both communities, and Airport staff. Representatives from the FAA, Federal Express and Southwest Airlines serve as advisors to the group. This organization was formed in 2002 at the request of the City of San Leandro. The purpose is to both share information on current procedures and explore options that might exist to reduce the impact of aircraft noise from South Field operations on neighboring communities. The research group evaluates aircraft noise abatement procedures that reduce noise impacts on neighborhoods while not unduly affecting others and monitors implementation of these procedures.

Members: 

  • Matt Davis
    Airside Operations Manager
    Chairperson

  • Ray Davis
    Citizen Representative
    City of San Leandro

  • Kathy Ornelas
    Agency Representative
    City of San Leandro

  • Ed Downing
    Citizen Representative
    City of Alameda

  • Barbara Nemer
    Citizen Representative
    City of Alameda

  • Kathleen Livermore 
    Agency Representative
    City of Alameda

Advisors:

  • Doreen R. Stockdale
    Noise/Environmental Affairs Supervisor

  • Jesse Richardson
    Noise/Environmental Compliance

  • Adam Scholten
    Port Consultant

  • Brian Marshall 
    FAA Oakland Tower

  • Emily Oxsen
    FAA Oakland Tower

  • Jim Baas
    Federal Express

  • Ford Frazier
    Southwest Airlines