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City seeks public input on Airport governance
The City of Charlotte is seeking comment from the public on pending legislation regarding governance of the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

While the City has stated its opposition to an authority due to legislation that was introduced without a comprehensive analysis, City Council approved an independent study to ensure that the public and decision-makers are aware of all potential outcomes. The public comment meeting and online input provides a mechanism to hear from the local community on the issue.

The public input meeting is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, April 16, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., in Room 267 at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center (600 East 4th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202). The meeting gives interested citizens and stakeholders the opportunity to provide comments in person to the Airport Governance Study Oversight Committee. Public comments will be included in the final report on Airport Governance being conducted by Robert Hazel, of the firm Oliver Wyman.  Persons wishing to speak at the public input meeting can sign-up in advance by contacting the City Clerk’s Office at (704) 336-2248. Meeting attendees can also sign-up to speak that evening. The meeting will be streamed live on the GOV Channel's website.

For those unable to attend the Tuesday evening meeting, a public comment section is now available on the Airport Governance Study website. The public comment section will be open through next Monday, April 22. The comments received online will be forwarded directly to the study consultant for inclusion in the final report, to be issued May 1.