What is Koz's position on the expansion of Davis-Monthan missions over his Ward? Here comes the F-35, Steve.
Dan, taking on Circle K may not be the best way to keep your new job. Some of the covers you have been coming up with are not appropriated for a free newspaper easily accessible by children.
Did I say anything about martial law? If you truly want to be enlightened, that is a good thing. The common use of an emergency clause is something that most didn't realize or understand. There may have been problems with municipal abuse up in Scottsdale and Gilbert. It would be interesting to find out how often an emergency clause has been used on a resolution in resent history by COT. They say 90%..90% of what?
I don't know how long you have been in Tucson, but the conflict between DM and the community has been going on since before you were born. Living on the East side you don't get the pounding that Midtown folks do. You need to take a look at a map of the circular flight path over Midtown. Have you attended any of the MCRC meeting? There is one on the 20th at 6:00 pm at Ward 6. I'll be glad to pass on background information unless you have your mind made up. The M&C forgot to talk with any of the MCRC neighborhood groups before they jumped into 22006 to get a feel for what the community thought. They were only listening to the DM 50 and Chamber. Google City of Tucson + Resolution 22006 to see the amount of national attention the Reso has gotten. It was not just a ceremonial gig. Try www.tucsonforward.com to get some background.
By the way, Youth on Their Own is great organization.
Dan, we realize you are new at the Weekly, but you need get the history and purpose behind this resolution before you spout off.
05Worth, your definition of "night flights" is different from what the Operation Snowbird EA says. The Air Force says from "2200 and 0700 (i.e. nightime)" or from 10:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M. Now do the math when one flight is a F-18 at 116 dB or a F-22 at 121 dB. The AF also says in the EA that 120 dB can cause pain.
Moyla75, it is the folks that live near 29th and Alvernon that probably get the most noise. They are in/or near an area that FAA deems to be "incompatible with residential use". The planes upon landing are about 500' above ground. You probably get very little noise where you are. I can understand why you aren't concerned. The flightpath circles around and descends over several neighborhoods and part of Reid Park. The Double Tree, Botanical Garden, Arizona Inn, Sam Hughes B & B are only a few tourist related businesses that could be impacted with an increase in Operation Snowbird flights. The F-22 and F-18 can get up to 116 dB-120 dB. Many of the homes and businesses were there before there was a runway for jets at D-M (It was built in 1953).
Referring to the author of the Guest Opinion? I think he is a veteran and certainly doesn't want the military out of Tucson.
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