Monday, April 22, 2013

Threatened revote on bypass didn't happen

While I was heading out of town last week, the threatened move by Charlotte, planned for Wednesday night, to revisit a vote of support for the Monroe Bypass did not take place.

Robert Cook, secretary to the transportation planning group formerly known as MUMPO (see "MUMPO no more") reports that, indeed, Charlotte City Council member Michael Barnes told the group that he did not intend to raise the Monroe Bypass issue at the meeting. 

Here's the background on the issue: "Charlotte council, smarting over airport resolutions, threatens Monroe Bypass."

And here's the Sunday article from The Charlotte Observer's Jim Morrill, "Emotions high over airport authority push."  He was at the legislative building on Wednesday as city officials and legislators were discussing whether this vote which was to have been symbolic only, not actually a vote on revoking funding for the project should happen.

Meanwhile, for those of you following the political soap opera around Charlotte's airport, the Airport Advisory Committee has been asked to attend the 5 p.m. Charlotte City Council dinner meeting.

The council's agenda packet includes a complete list of Airport Advisory Committee members, including who appointed them and when, and when their terms end. Want to see?  And here's a link to download the full council agenda. The Airport Advisory Committee agenda item is on page 5 of the PDF document. And here's the Observer's take on the impetus for today's meeting: Charlotte City Council to grill airport board over power struggle.


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