The City Council’s Committees on Aviation and Finance are having a second meeting near Midway Airport to discuss the Department of Aviation’s program to soundproof nearby homes.
One ordinance requests the presence of Aviation Commissioner Ginger Evans to detail how CDA is addressing those concerns. The other ordinance requests an explanation from Evans for not attending the previous off-site meeting.
The latter item, co-sponsored by Finance Chair Ed Burke (14) and Ald. Marty Quinn (13), is in response to Evan’s absence at similar Aug. 23 hearing held at the Hale Park gymnasium. “Such an obstruction in a legal setting may elicit a finding of contempt within the applicable jurisdiction and venue,” the ordinance reads.
Tuesday’s meeting is scheduled for 3 p.m. at the Mayfield Banquet Facility. More than 10,000 homes near Midway have taken advantage of the Residential Sound Insulation Program (RSIP) administered by CDA. Residents have recently issued complaints of odors emanating from windows installed as part of the program.