The April 11, 2017 ECNA Board Meeting sure was a lively night! We had a larger than typical crowd, as lots of folks wanted to hear about the newly announced plan to expand F-15 Fly-overs at the Oregon Air National Guard's base at PDX. As discussion and details unfolded, temperatures began to rise.
The Guard's plan was presented by the Port's representative and Noise Analyst, Jerry Gerspach. We also had two Citizen's Noise Advisory Committee (CNAC) members present, Kelly Sweeney and Karen Myer. The CNAC members are citizen volunteers charged with representing neighbors / residents when CNAC meets with the other parties involved, including The Guard, the FAA, and the Port of Portland (who "owns" the airport). Kelly and Karen got quite an earful as neighbors expressed their opposition to the Guard's plan, and they promised to take the strong opposition response back to the table. But there is still considerable anxiety as the outcome is uncertain.
In the meantime, some long-time neighbors teamed up to get a petition drive started. If you'd like to get involved, you can print the petition, gather signatures, and relay them to the address in the petition footer by April 30. Here's a link to the petition...
The link above will take you to a PDF file that you can print, sign, and carry around and gather more signatures. The more the better! (Feel free to make copies...) Just make sure to get any forms with signatures turned in by April 30.
And, I've also set up an Online Petition, so if it's easier for you, just use and Share this link...
The online petition will be merged with the collected handwritten signatures, and they will ALL be turned in TOGETHER.