I received the following information from the GTAA regarding CENAC, recent updates on airport construction, aircraft noise initiatives and opportunities for community members to participate.
I draw your attention to these key dates:
- May 4th — GTAA AGM - details below. Please plan to attend and share.
- May 16th — Phase 2 construction is scheduled to cease. I will be requesting written confirmation. Please note, the GTAA has yet to provide information on an announced Phase 3 of construction in the Fall. I will be raising this at the May 4th AGM.
- May 27th — HOLD the date for a community meeting. Confirmation and details to follow. Please plan to attend and share.
- May 31st - Deadline to apply for the GTAA Residents Reference Panel. This is your opportunity to give input into how airport operations impact you, noise mitigation and noise sharing. Please note, I was informed by Hillary Marshall and Robyn Connelly that 20,000 notices were sent out to impacted neighborhoods, inviting residents to participate on this panel. There will be 36 residents chosen. If you are interested in sitting on this panel and have not received the invitation, please let me know. I will be advocating for representation on this panel from all Ward 3 communities impacted by the airport operations.
- May 31st - Extended deadline to give input into the Toronto Airport Airspace Review (TorontoAirspaceReview@askhelios.com). This is a SEPARATE and independent study, although funded by NAVCAN, from the GTAA study. It is your opportunity to give input into how airport operations impact you, noise mitigation and noise sharing.
- July 31st - Deadline to take the GTAA online survey on Noise Fairness & Airport Growth, online survey on Noise Fairness & Airport Growth.
I will be encouraging as many people as possible to provide input via the online surveys, applying to sit on the Residential Reference Panel, as well as attend the GTAA AGM on May 4th and May 27th (TBC) meeting.
I continue to request that the GTAA and NAVCAN be transparent, accountable and much more timely in their communications.
I will also continue to advocate for all Ward 3 residents and communities impacted by airport operations and make it clear that current operations, regardless of construction, are not sustainable. As well as any airport operations moving forward, should remain at 3-5% (what was in place for many years prior to the construction) use yearly of the north/south runways, no departure operations on 33R, and no extension of the night flight formula.
Councillor Chris Fonseca, Ward 3
300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, Ontario L5B 3C1