A citywide meeting featuring a panel discussion on the topic of basing the F-35 jet at Gowen Field has been set for Tuesday June 27 from 7-9 p.m. at the Main Library on Capital Blvd.
Sponsored by Citizens For a Livable Boise, the group plans a panel discussion with representatives from assorted interest groups including the Idaho Air National Guard, Boise City, and various citizens with expertise on the issues.
In the past, officials from Boise and the military have refused to attend a neighborhood meeting, but appear at other venues with no citizen representation. This time we sincerely hope some government officials can see their way clear to hear citizens views.
UPDATE 6/22–Dan Marler, of the CLB group said airport director Rebecca Hupp has declined his invitation, asserting this GUARDIAN post appeared to convey the message the city had agreed to attend. The city has DECLINED to attend.
Based on what we have seen from opponents of the F-35 noise, this SOUND FOOTPRINT will be a central issue.
Sven Berg at the Idaho Statesman recently revealed plans are afoot at the Airport to conduct a “Noise Monitoring” survey funded mostly by the FAA. Unless the Air Force relents and brings some F-35s, the monitoring will be limited mostly to commercial aircraft and the quiet A-10s currently based at Gowen Field.
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