Madison Common Council to ask Air Force to reconsider bringing F-35s to Truax Field

MADISON (WKOW) —  After hours of conversation, the Madison Common Council has decided to ask the Air Force to reconsider placing their F-35 fighter jets at Truax Field, according to Alder Tag Evers.

The meeting hosted public comment, mostly calling for the common council to oppose the jets.

Two possible resolutions were brought to the table. One, declaring the common council doesn’t want the jets at Truax Field due to noise. The other, acknowledging the noise concerns, but also pointing out the economic benefits, giving the Air Force the chance to mitigate any concerns. The final resolution combines language from the two.

Ultimately, it’s not up to the Common Council or local government to make a decision on the future of F-35s in Madison.  The council’s decision is another public comment the Air Force will weigh before making the final decision in February of 2020.

Dani Smith

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