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Record #: SOr2017-397   
Type: Order Status: Passed
Intro date: 7/26/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Finance
Final action: 7/26/2017
Title: Call for Department of Aviation Commissioner to testify before Joint Committee on Aviation and Committee on Finance regarding Chicago Midway International Airport Residential Sound Insulation Program
Sponsors: Burke, Edward M., Quinn, Marty, Zalewski, Michael R., Napolitano, Anthony V.
Topic: COMMITTEE/PUBLIC HEARINGS - Joint Committee - Aviation and Finance
Attachments: 1. SOr2017-397.pdf


WHEREAS, the City of Chicago is a home rule unit of government pursuant to the 1970 Illinois Constitution, Article VII, Section 6(a); and
WHEREAS, pursuant to its home rule power, the City of Chicago may exercise any power and perform any function relating to its government and affairs including the power to regulate for the protection of the public health, safety, morals, and welfare; and
WHEREAS,,the City is home to two international airports, Midway and O'Hare; and
WHEREAS, although international in reach, they are part of our neighborhood fabric; and
WHEREAS, the City is committed to ensuring that the communities surrounding our airports deem them good neighbors; and
WHEREAS, to that end, the Department of Aviation has administered the Residential Sound Insulation Program (RSIP), which sound-insulates homes surrounding the aiiports; and
WHEREAS, over 10,000 homes near Midway have been insulated through the RSIP; and
WHEREAS, residents have recently expressed concerns regarding odors emanating from windows installed as part of the program; and
WHEREAS, the Department of Aviation has undertaken efforts to address these concerns; and
WHEREAS, community residents and Members of the City Council seek to become informed regarding these efforts; now, therefore,
That the Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Aviation appear before the City Council Joint Committee on Aviation and Finance to address the issue concerning windows installed pursuant to the Residential Sound Insulation Program at Midway Airport including testing locations, findings, and plans to abate and prevent any potential risks.

CHICAGO July 26, 2017

To the President and Members of the City Council:

Your Committee on Finance having had under consideration

An'order requiring the Commissioner of the Department of Aviation to appear before a Joint Committee on Aviation and the Committee on Finance to testify regarding the Midway...

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