UPDATE: Executive Parisi’s appointments of pro-F-35 Supervisor Jeremy Levin and Attorney Perry Armstrong to the County Airport Commission are indefinitely delayed in the Executive Committee. The County Board has received many emails about the appointments. Thank you for all your communication!
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At an April 14 Airport Commission meeting, Perry Armstrong responded to concerns about noise from the fighter jets by blaming parents who live in impacted neighborhoods: “As a responsible parent, you know if these noise issues are really that significant, and they may be, then how as a responsible parent could you choose to reside in that neighborhood and subject your children to those problems?”
How can those so out of touch with the communities affected by these issues represent us on the Airport Commission?
Armstrong’s comments show a dangerous disregard for the wellbeing of community members, and the realities of living, working or going to school in one of the many neighborhoods already impacted by the fighter jets and PFAS contamination. And while we know these impacts touch every part of Dane County, we also know they fall most heavily on communities of color, low-income communities, and children.
Despite Parisi’s reputation for environmentalism, he has failed to listen to residents demanding action to stop PFAS contamination and noise pollution from fighter jets at Truax Air Field.
Keep our skies safe and our air clean!