Councilmember Bill Rosendahl sent a letter to U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer to express his growing concern for the limited number of Customs Agents that greet international passengers at Los Angeles International Airport.
“I am writing to express my growing concern regarding the unreasonably long delays that are now a regular occurrence at the Customs and Border Protection inspection points at Los Angeles International Airport,” said Rosendahl in this letter.
The letter is in response to a story published in the Daily Breeze, which details the staffing shortage at one of the busiest airports in the world:
Only 20 of the 60 federal inspection booths are typically staffed during peak arrival times at LAX’s Tom Bradley International Terminal, triggering “alarming delays” for airline passengers, Gina Marie Lindsey, executive director of LAX, wrote in a letter delivered three months ago to the head of CBP.
As you know from a previous post, the City of Los Angeles is investing heavily in LAX with a multi-billion dollar upgrade to the Tom Bradley International Terminal. The project calls for an additional 21 CPB processing booths as part of the upgrade.