by Derek Lacey / Staff Writer
State representatives Bill Brawley, House District 103, and Jeff Tarte, Senate District 41, stopped by the Mint Hill Town Hall Saturday, April 13, to field questions from residents and give insight into pressing state matters.
Less than 20 people attended the meeting, but among them were Mint Hill Mayor Ted Biggers and town commissioners Lloyd Austin and Mickey Ellington.
The meeting began with discussion on the proposed formation of an airport authority fot the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport.
Brawley is the primary sponsor of House Bill 104, which is creating the airport authority, and cited that the Charlotte airport is sixth in the nation for number of flights, and twenty-seventh by number of passengers.
“We hit way above our weight class, as far as number of flights,” Brawley said. “Part of the reason is because of the low cost to operate out of Charlotte Douglas, and that has been because of the way the airport has been managed for a number of years.”