With the support of several colleagues in both branches of the legislature, Senator Brownsberger passed an amendment to the supplemental budget that added representatives for Arlington, Belmont, Watertown and other communities to the MassPort Community Advisory Committee. A similar amendment was offered in the House by Representatives Hecht, Garbally and Rogers. The Senate amendment was cosponsored by Senators Donnelly, Lovely, McGee and Joyce.
The MassPort CAC can make recommendations to the Governor and legislature, hold hearings, make recommendations to the MassPort Board of Directors and appoint a member to the MassPort Board. Although the FAA has control over air traffic, MassPort controls airport operations and the inclusion of Arlington, Belmont and Watertown on the CAC will ensure that our communities have a seat at the table.
Office of State Senator William N. Brownsberger