Monday, June 4, 2012
Brett Smith said expansion of Briscoe Field could be good for residents in Lawrenceville and Dacula.
In a press conference Monday, CEO of Propeller Airports Brett Smith urged the Gwinnett Board of Commissioners to delay the vote on Briscoe Field in Lawrenceville. Smith wants commissioners to wait to fill the vacancy in District 1 after Shirley Lasseter resigned last week after pleading guilty to federal bribery charges. The vote is scheduled Tuesday, June 5. "People in Dacula and Lawrenceville have more to gain from this than anybody," said Smith. Watch the video to see what Smith said about how commercializing the airport can benefit residents living near the airport. In a press release Monday, anti-expansion group Citizens for a Better Gwinnett called Smith's press conference "an admission that they know they're going to lose." Patch is…
Friday, May 18, 2012
Debate continues on the pros and cons of privatizing Briscoe Field.
Kinton Aviation Consulting, a leading consulting firm to the aviation industry, released a report that should assist the Gwinnett County Citizens Committee in determining how to move Briscoe Airport forward. The report identified key factors that point to success, should the redevelopment and subsequent addition of passenger service be permitted at the County airport, including gate constraints at Hartsfield International, potential ease of use and navigation of a smaller facility, convenience and increased competition in the Atlanta market providing travelers with more options, according to a press release by Angela Reba, spokeswoman for Propeller Airports. Propeller Airports was the only entity to respond to the county's Request For …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
The Airport Privatization Citizens Review Committee held their first meeting Tuesday afternoon.
It was a crowded conference room Tuesday afternoon as the Airport Privatization Citizens Review Committee held its first ever meeting at Briscoe Field. The three rows of chairs squeezed in the small room were not enough for all the public who came out to sit in on the meeting. Extra chairs were brought in, and even still, some attendees had to sit just outside the door. The meeting was so the eleven committee members could set up leadership and rules. The committee will have to have a report on the airport ready by the Feb. 15, 2012 deadline. Eric "Tip" Cate of Suwanee was unanimously elected chairman of the committee, and Gary Custar of Snellville was chosen vice-chairman. The committee will evaluate and decide what the best uses of …
Monday, November 7, 2011
The proposed agenda for the newly formed Airport Privatization Citizens Review Committee has been released.
Monday, November 7, 2011
The Airport Privatization Citizens Review Committee will hold their first meeting Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 4 p.m. at the Briscoe Field offices. The 11 members and Infrastructure Management Group (IMG) will provide counseling in the proposals for the potential privatization of Briscoe Field. Here is the proposed agenda for Tuesday's meeting: Airport Privatization Citizens Review Committee Proposed Agenda November 8, 2011 I. Introduction and Welcome II. Overview A. Committee Role/Goals III. Organizational Issues A. Structure of Committee and Election of Officers (Chair & Vice Chair) B. Meeting Structure – agenda, participation, discussion, decision making and public comment C. Record of discussion and decisions of Committee …