Raleigh The N.C. House is set to resume talks Tuesday on a bill transferring control of Charlotte Douglas International Airport from the city to an independent board.
The House Transportation Committee will debate a bill that would hand management of US Airways top hub to a 13-member authority made up of appointees from Charlotte, five surrounding counties, the state legislature and the governor. Two of those members would come from Charlotte, which has drawn criticism from opponents in the city who want a greater role in any future board.
The Senate already passed its version of the bill. Rep. Bill Brawley, a Matthews Republican and the lead sponsor of the authority measure in the House, declined to say last week what changes would be incorporated into the Senate bill.
House Speaker Thom Tillis, a Republican from Cornelius, has said hes willing to give the city a bigger voice in his chambers version of the bill.
Charlotte officials had wanted a group to study recommendations from consultant Bob Hazels study. Hazel said an authority could be the best way to run Charlotte Douglas International Airport, though not necessarily structured as it would be in the Senate-passed bill.
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