Mead, Campbell, Niland, Johnson, Colvin, Roy, MinnDecember 1998
Discouraging work-related travel by employees of the City, Minneapolis Community Development Agency (MCDA) and Greater Minneapolis Convention and Visitors Association (GMCVA) on flights to and from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport between the hours of 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.
Whereas, flights over Minneapolis residences to and from Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) International Airport between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. create serious disruption to peace and rest; and
Whereas, Northwest Airlines operates most of the flights to and from MSP International Airport; and
Whereas, the City spends almost a half million dollars per year on work-related travel for officials and employees; and
Whereas, the City does not want its citizens' tax dollars to be spent on flights that seriously disrupt residents' lives and wants to discourage such flights;
Now, Therefore, Be it Resolved by The City Council of The City of Minneapolis;
That City, MCDA and GMCVA officials and employees are encouraged to schedule all work-related travel on flights to and from MSP International Airport that arrive or depart between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.
Be It Further Resolved that City, MCDA and GMCVA officials and employees seek overnight accommodations, at the expense of the air carrier, whenever a flight is delayed such that it would arrive at MSP International Airport between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
Be It Further Resolved that Northwest Airlines is encouraged to bring full scale Stage III noise reduction technology on line as soon as possible by replacing all older jets
Be It Further Resolved that these policies be communicated to all City, MCDA and GMCVA officials and employees, to all Minneapolis-approved travel vendors, Northwest Airlines and other carriers, and the Metropolitan Airports Commission
Be It Further Resolved that the City's independent boards, business community, and the traveling public be encouraged to adopt similar policies.