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Old 02-20-2013, 02:21 PM
 
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I'm not sure what you mean by this. The residents of Huntersville, Davidson, for that matter all the towns, pay the Mecklenburg county property tax on real estate and personal property tax on vehicles. This tax mainly pays for the schools, and the department of social services, where with the latter, the vast bulk of the money goes to people in Charlotte.
I don't know about the last statement but this just in: Lincoln and Iredell counties have been added to the bill to be members of the state facilitated authority.
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:32 PM
 
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In listening to the news it sounds as if this is going to move rather quickly through the state government. Mayor Anthony Foxx says he wants to engage the city council to "study" the matter. He does not want confrontation but would rather "partner" with the state. With that said, a city lawyer has been instructed to see if there is a way to bring a lawsuit against the state for this.

The state representative has said in response to Foxx's study. Don't Bother. LOL. Nothing like a city with a Mayor that has 0 influence with the state government.
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:48 PM
 
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In listening to the news it sounds as if this is going to move rather quickly through the state government. Mayor Anthony Foxx says he wants to engage the city council to "study" the matter. He does not want confrontation but would rather "partner" with the state. With that said, a city lawyer has been instructed to see if there is a way to bring a lawsuit against the state for this.

The state representative has said in response to Foxx's study. Don't Bother. LOL. Nothing like a city with a Mayor that has 0 influence with the state government.
Why the big rush for the authority?..Why not a study to determine which model is best for the city/region?..simply another power play. It's not as if though the airport is poorly run right now other than Orr & Co. applying iffy accounting methods. Seems McCrory is a bit too involved in Charlotte related matters....familiarity breeds contempt. What would be interesting if Foxx challenges McCrory for governor and wins.....some folk might have that Karl Rove moment, the NC version. The political cycle goes round and round...
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:51 PM
 
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I think Mel Watt will retire before McCrory leaves office and Foxx will run for that seat. Most governors run for two terms and win re-election.
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:40 AM
 
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.. It's not as if though the airport is poorly run right now other than Orr & Co. applying iffy accounting methods. Seems McCrory is a bit too involved in Charlotte related matters.........
Unfortunately This sort of thing suggests otherwise. Get's no coverage in the main stream CLT media.

I have yet to see anything that suggests that McCrory is behind this effort.
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:28 AM
 
Location: Steele Creek, Charlotte, NC
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I have yet to see anything that suggests that McCrory is behind this effort.
McCrory isn't behind any of the shenanigans going on in state government these days. He does as he's told.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:51 AM
 
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Unfortunately This sort of thing suggests otherwise. Get's no coverage in the main stream CLT media.

I have yet to see anything that suggests that McCrory is behind this effort.
Well, I don't think it's going to improve operations but it will allow a few other folk to win bids/contracts from a different set of BFFs...it's all about money, it's always about money. An airport authority is simply transitioning power to another set of less than inform idiots about the city of Charlotte, so look for more of the keystone cop antics provided in that link, not less.

McCrory is simply the head-nod machine in this process (gawd-fadder). Sure, this power play endeavor has his blessings.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:40 AM
 
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Why? The City has done an incredible job...keeping costs low and running an efficient, highly rated airport.
They've done a good job, but it by no means a cheap source of flights or convenient schedules. We have the same prices or worse than Chicago. However, we don't have the time tables, competition, nor the routes that ORD does.

Last sunday: Want to go to Chicago on Wednesday or Thursday? From CLT consider it to be a $900 ticket, from RDU prepare for a $400 ticket. Most of the time it is cheaper to drive to Greensboro or RDU and fly through CLT than to fly out of CLT.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:04 PM
 
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They've done a good job, but it by no means a cheap source of flights or convenient schedules. We have the same prices or worse than Chicago. However, we don't have the time tables, competition, nor the routes that ORD does.

Last sunday: Want to go to Chicago on Wednesday or Thursday? From CLT consider it to be a $900 ticket, from RDU prepare for a $400 ticket. Most of the time it is cheaper to drive to Greensboro or RDU and fly through CLT than to fly out of CLT.


No one cares how much it cost to fly. We care about one of the states largest employment and economic centers. I rather keep thousands of jobs then have cheap airfares...


Charlotte wouldn't have 1/7 the flights without American Airlines/US Airways. Planes go out full in Charlotte so of course the fares go up much more dramatic than from tiny Raleigh
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:01 AM
 
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....Planes go out full in Charlotte so of course the fares go up much more dramatic than from tiny Raleigh
Hmm. Raleigh isn't a "tiny" airport, not even close. Fares are lower in RDU because it isn't a USA fortress hub and they have a wide choice of carriers for O&D traffic. Competition always leads to lower fares.
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