Last summer’s seizure of Asheville’s airport is now being cited as a precedent for a similar action in Charlotte:
“Charlotte officials last week said they are concerned about talks among legislators to turn Charlotte Douglas International Airport, currently a city department, into an independent government agency.
“Asheville Regional Airport, which became an independent agency last year at Moffitt’s behest, was cited as a precedent.”
The forced taking of Charlotte’s airport is being proposed by none-other-than Rep. Bill Brawley, one of Moffitt’s “Study Committee” cohorts who recommended seizing Asheville’s water system. Anybody out there still doubt that the Asheville model will be cited as a statewide precedent on water, too?