2003 Adopted Resolutions
71st Annual Meeting
Denver

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RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF REAUTHORIZATION OF WENDELL H. FORD AVIATION INVESTMENT ACT FOR THE 21ST CENTURY (AIR-21) NOISE MITIGATION FUNDING

WHEREAS, many communities are faced with the challenge of meeting the expansion requirements of their local airports; and

WHEREAS, many communities are faced with increasing demands from homeowners residing near busy runways to reduce aircraft noise; and

WHEREAS, even though airlines have met the federal January 1, 2000 deadline for fleet conversion utilizing the latest in noise reduction technology, aircraft noise continues to be a major concern in our communities; and

WHEREAS, we fully realize the positive economic impact our community airports have on our local economies; and

WHEREAS, communities across the nation rely primarily on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to award grants based on need to local airports for the purpose of purchasing homes and providing noise insulation,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that The United States Conference of Mayors urges the Congress as they take up the reauthorization of AIR-21 to increase funding in the Noise Mitigation category to allow the FAA to increase assistance to airports throughout the nation to better respond to the needs of residents located near our airports.