Charlotte Airport Director Supports Authority

Originally posted on CBS Charlotte:

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The director at Charlotte Douglas International Airport says he supports switching control of the airport from the city to an independent airport authority.

Jerry Orr said Monday he thinks the airport should be run by an authority.

Orr had previously said he thought the airport could be run more effectively by an authority rather than the city. Then-interim city manager Julie Burch told Orr in February not to lobby for the switch.

Orr said he decided to speak out directly because he was tired of other people defining him..

Mecklenburg Sen. Malcolm Graham said Orr should be fired for supporting the change. The Democratic senator has opposed taking the power from the city.

Current city manager Ron Carlee said he would not talk about Orr’s position.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View original

About these ads

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s