Area Elected Officials Express Grave Concerns about Truax National Guard Expansion

City of Madison News & Updates – August 9, 2019

Draft of Environmental Statement made findings of significant disproportionate impact on communities of color, children, and Madison east and northsides

On August 8, 2019, Madison elected officials, including state Representative Chris Taylor, Dane County Board Supervisor Yogesh Chawla, and City of Madison Alder Marsha Rummel, expressed serious concerns regarding the proposed Air National Guard expansion and implementation of a F-35 program to bring the fighter jets to Truax field on the near eastside of Madison. Truax field is one of five sites being considered for the F-35 program, and one of two recommended sites previously announced by the Air National Guard.