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Old 06-21-2018, 08:43 AM
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What is the norm in other cities with major airports? Are other major airports controlled by the state they reside in? Have any state takeovers occurred, and what was the result?

It seems pretty obvious to me that the state simply wants to siphon as much money from the city as possible, while giving precious little back. And what they do give back comes with a laundry list of conditions that the state maintains authority over.
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Old 06-21-2018, 08:47 AM
 
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Maybe that small county is right and maybe South Ga should form it's own state
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Old 06-21-2018, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Interesting point, they could easily clean up the bidding process. I'm confident Bottoms litigation experience and here colleagues will come up with viable solutions. Ed Bastain is on her side and he is a pretty smart dude.
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Old 06-21-2018, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I found this language in the resolution introducing the Senate Bill to create the committee very interesting:

"WHEREAS, in the interest of pubic welfare, national security, and economic stability, the transfer of operations of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to an authority might best serve and protect the citizens of the State of Georgia"

"Public welfare," "national security," and "economic stability"??? Huh????

Also, no Atlanta congress member is on the committee:

Chairman: Burt Jones;
Brandon Beach (R-Alpharetta);
Gloria Butler (D-Stone Mountain);
Mike Dugan (R-Carrollton);
Ed Harbison (D-Columbus);
Tyler Harper (R-Ocilla);
Steve Gooch (R-Dahlonega);
John Kennedy (R-Macon);
David Lucas (D-Macon);
Butch Miller (R-Gainesville);
Jeff Mullis (R-Chicamauga);
Valencia Seay (D-Riversdale);
Freddie Powell-Sims (D-Dawson).
WTF Sen. Beach?
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Old 06-21-2018, 11:11 AM
 
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It seems pretty obvious to me that the state simply wants to siphon as much money from the city as possible, while giving precious little back. And what they do give back comes with a laundry list of conditions that the state maintains authority over.
By FAA rule, tax revenue generated at the airport must be used on the airport. The state wouldn't be able to siphon any money from the airport, just like the city cannot now.
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Old 06-21-2018, 11:12 AM
 
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WTF Sen. Beach?
Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee. It'd be strange if he hadn't been included in this special committee.
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Old 06-21-2018, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Historic West End
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By FAA rule, tax revenue generated at the airport must be used on the airport. The state wouldn't be able to siphon any money from the airport, just like the city cannot now.
Great clarification! The airport is the city most influential assets. It give Atlanta a lot of political leverage.
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Old 06-21-2018, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Historic West End
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I found this language in the resolution introducing the Senate Bill to create the committee very interesting:

"WHEREAS, in the interest of pubic welfare, national security, and economic stability, the transfer of operations of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to an authority might best serve and protect the citizens of the State of Georgia"

"Public welfare," "national security," and "economic stability"??? Huh????

Also, no Atlanta congress member is on the committee:

Chairman: Burt Jones;
Brandon Beach (R-Alpharetta);
Gloria Butler (D-Stone Mountain);
Mike Dugan (R-Carrollton);
Ed Harbison (D-Columbus);
Tyler Harper (R-Ocilla);
Steve Gooch (R-Dahlonega);
John Kennedy (R-Macon);
David Lucas (D-Macon);
Butch Miller (R-Gainesville);
Jeff Mullis (R-Chicamauga);
Valencia Seay (D-Riversdale);
Freddie Powell-Sims (D-Dawson).
Such a dumb reason for this bill. The Atlanta airport is global serving 5 continents and not a local Augusta Bush or Savannah airport.
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Old 06-21-2018, 11:23 AM
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By FAA rule, tax revenue generated at the airport must be used on the airport. The state wouldn't be able to siphon any money from the airport, just like the city cannot now.
This is definitely not true, otherwise there wouldn't be lawsuits like this one, in which Clayton County and the City of College Park are fighting over who gets the tax revenue from alcohol sales in the airport. If the money had to go back into the airport, there'd be nothing to litigate: https://www.law.com/dailyreportonlin...layton-county/
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Old 06-21-2018, 11:41 AM
 
Location: NW Atlanta
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This is definitely not true, otherwise there wouldn't be lawsuits like this one, in which Clayton County and the City of College Park are fighting over who gets the tax revenue from alcohol sales in the airport. If the money had to go back into the airport, there'd be nothing to litigate: https://www.law.com/dailyreportonlin...layton-county/
Airport revenue does not include sales tax revenue generated in on-site shops and restaurants.
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