Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners has issued a Request For Proposal for “A Public-Private Partnership for the Lease, Operation and Improvement of Gwinnett County Airport-Briscoe Field.”
According to the Gwinnett Daily Post:
The news was a blow to local residents concerned about the noise and traffic that could come with an airport expansion and a blessing to those hoping passenger service could bring economic success.
“We’re just disappointed that the county went forward with the (request for proposals),” said Rick Schneider of Citizens for Better Gwinnett.
Not everyone is disappointed though…
Paula Hastings, a Lawrenceville woman who favors studying the commercial option, said it was about time the request for proposals was issued.
#“Fly Gwinnett Forward is committed to exploring the facts as it relates to privatization, scheduled service, and it’s potential,” Hastings said, submitting a statement for the pro-commercialization group. “From these facts, we believe that all citizens in Gwinnett can benefit from this opportunity and we are excited and encouraged that the RFP has been released so we may all learn more regarding those facts. We applaud the commissioners who saw the need to move forward.”
Should Gwinnett seek proposals? Should Briscoe be privatized allowing commercial flights, privatized as a general aviation airport or kept as a government run airport? Discuss.