Airport Noise on the Rise
There have been a lot of airplane noise complaints from Minneapolis residents this summer, and there are several ways you can get your voice heard!
The MAC Noise Program Office sponsors quarterly Public Input Meetings for residents to receive updates on the MSP Noise Oversight Committee (NOC) and its activities, to be briefed on MSP operational levels and procedures, and to have an opportunity to provide comments and voice concerns on aircraft noise issues. A summary of the comments received at these meetings is submitted to the NOC and to the MAC's Planning, Development and Environment Committee. During Public Input Meetings, attendees are welcome to make comments or ask questions on the record. Attendees doing so will receive written responses to their comments or questions.
If you want to share your views but cannot attend a meeting, here are some other options:
- Make a complaint by calling the hotline 612-726-9411
- Make a complaint or submit a question for MAC staff online: https://www.macenvironment.org/our-neighbors/file-noise-complaint
- Find your Commissioner and reach out to him/her using the web form at: http://www.metroairports.org/Airport-Authority/Metropolitan-Airports-Commission/Governing-Body.aspx.
Your complaints help all parties, including the City, better understand the biggest concerns you have and identify changes and trends. Complaints also help us demonstrate the need for action and solutions. You do not need to make a lot of complaints to be effective. If you complain once a month, that will help boost the number of complainants for monthly reporting purposes. The number of complainants is generally more illustrative of a problem than the total number of complaints.
What makes your neighborhood special?
Please take this opportunity to be part of a research study about the character of your neighborhood and the places you feel are important to it. The purpose of this study is to better understand the similarities and differences between the Southwest Minneapolis neighborhoods through the experience of residents. Most importantly, it is a chance to express your views and contribute to the conversation about what makes your neighborhood special. The results of this study will be made available to the Southwest Minneapolis community so that the participating neighborhoods can appreciate the diversity of resident views.
This anonymous online survey will take you approximately 15 minutes to complete. As an incentive, you will be given the option to enter your email address at the end of the survey for a chance to win an iPad Air. To participate in this survey please click the link below or copy the url into your browser.
Thanks for a great Festival!
It was a lovely evening for our 2015 Summer Festival! Thank you to all the donors and volunteers who make it all possible. Visit us on Facebook to see photos from the night!
We did a lot of new things this year and we'd like to hear your feedback. Email our coordinator or complete our Survey Monkey to share your thoughts
See you all next year on August 8!
Fix It Fund A Southwest Minneapolis Neighborhood Association Cooperative
Program Launched on April 27, 2015
Armatage, Fulton, Kenny and Lynnhurst Neighborhood Associations have joined forces to offer a new home improvement and emergency loan program.
Got Block Leaders?
One of the best ways to keep your block safe is making sure there is a Block Leader. This person is a great point of contact for the Minneapolis Police Department and other neighbors. Training is easy.