As our windows open with the advent of spring, we are reminded once again that it's loud . . . but this year, you're making a difference, both in the political arena, and in the local media.
AT THE MINNEAPOLIS DFL CONVENTION:
To learn more about
RT's campaign, go to
Your voices have ensured that ALL the major candidates for mayor of Minneapolis are discussing airport issues, and how the city can stand behind its neighborhoods in the battle against noise and pollution.
ROAR board member
Scott Benson received an overwhelming DFL endorsement for the 11th ward
city council seat being vacated by retiring council member Doré
Mead. You may remember Scott's great work for ROAR and our city lakes
last summer concerning the dewatering issue at the Mpls/St. Paul airport.
Both RT and Scott plan to remain active in ROAR, and both would appreciate your support! ROAR hopes to get ALL city candidates on the record concerning their positions on airport issues. Vote for the candidates of your choice -- we hope you choose to hold them accountable on airport issues!
IN THE STAR TRIBUNE
Copyright considerations prohibit us from reproducing these stories here, however you can read them at the Star Tribune's website at http://www.startribune.com. Searching under Dan Wascoe's byline will provide a fairly comprehensive list of recent stories.
The Southwest Journal
is another good source of airport issues information;
PART 150 NOISE MITIGATION
Roger Hale, Minneapolis Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton's appointee to the MAC and chairman of the MAC's Planning and Environment Committee, has stated "In my view, we would be looking at two [of the six] choices -- air-conditioning only or the full-mitigation issue."
Full mitigation would continue the current program of new windows and doors, air conditioning, and insulation for about $45,000 a house. The air-conditioning-only option would allow homeowners to block some noise by keeping windows closed during warm weather. At $135.5 million, or about $13,500 per house, it would be the least costly option.
Want to contact MAC commissioners, and let them know how YOU feel about the program? Contact information is available at http://www.mspairport.com
Stay tuned for more news from ROAR in coming weeks!