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File #: 57364    Version: Name: Responding to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Air National Guard F-35A Operational Beddown.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/3/2019 In control: Council Office
On agenda: 9/17/2019 Final action: 9/17/2019
Enactment date: 9/23/2019 Enactment #: RES-19-00588
Title: FINAL LANGUAGE ADOPTED BY COUNCIL - Responding to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Air National Guard F-35A Operational Beddown.
Sponsors: Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Sheri Carter, Christian A. Albouras, Shiva Bidar, Keith Furman, Arvina Martin, Donna V. Moreland
Attachments: 1. Final Language Adopted by Council.pdf, 2. Draft_F-35A_EIS_Executive_Summary_August_2019.pdf, 3. 9/10/19 F35 EIS City Staff Analysis.pdf, 4. Draft Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Report.pdf, 5. 8/3/19-9/14/19 F35 Emails_All Alders_D6_D15.pdf, 6. 9/15/19 F35 Emails_All Alders_D6_D15.pdf, 7. 9/16/19 F35 Emails_All Allder_D6_D15.pdf, 8. 9/17/19 F35 Emails_All Allder_D6_D15.pdf, 9. 57364 v1.pdf, 10. 57364 v3 Alternate.pdf, 11. 57364 v4 Substitute.pdf, 12. 57364 v5, 13. 57364 version 6.pdf, 14. 57364 version 7.pdf, 15. 57364 version 8 tracking all changes.pdf
Fiscal Note
There is no fiscal impact by approving this resolution.
Title
FINAL LANGUAGE ADOPTED BY COUNCIL - Responding to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Air National Guard F-35A Operational Beddown.
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WHEREAS, on December 7, 2016, the US Air Force announced that the 115th Fighter Wing, Madison, Wisconsin; the 124th Fighter Wing, Boise, Idaho; the 125th Fighter Wing, Jacksonville, Florida; the 127th Wing, Harrison Township, Michigan; and the 187th Fighter Wing, Montgomery, Alabama were the five locations under consideration for the Air National Guard F-35A 5th and 6th Operation Beddowns; and,

WHEREAS, on December 21, 2017, the US Air Force announced the selection of the 115th Fighter Wing, Madison, Wisconsin as one of two preferred alternatives; and,

WHEREAS, on February 7, 2018, the Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was published in the Federal Register; and,

WHEREAS, on February 28, 2018, alderpersons representing residents living in close proximity to Truax Field organized a listening session at the East Madison Community Center at Truax to hear the comments and concerns of community members; and,

WHEREAS, on March 8, 2018, alderpersons and more than 350 community residents attended the Air National Guard scoping meeting at the Crown Plaza Hotel; and,

WHEREAS, residents who submitted public comments during the scoping phase were overwhelmingly supportive of the basing, with 445 comments in support versus 115 expressing concerns; and,

WHEREAS, on April 16, 2018, alderpersons submitted comments to the Air National Guard through Ms. Christel Johnson, Environmental Engineer, based on resident feedback obtained at ...

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