Tuesday, March 05, 2013

McCrory and the other airport controversy

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory appeared to feel right at home Tuesday, meeting with a dozen members of the Metropolitan Mayors Coalition, a group he helped start when he was mayor of Charlotte.

At a news conference at the executive mansion, the mayors stood on a staircase behind him.  I asked the chairman of the group whether the city leaders had taken position on the effort to take control of Charlotte's airport from the city of Charlotte. No, said Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane.

Then McCrory offered, "I think this is an issue Charlotte needs to resolve among themselves .... I look forward to hearing the conclusion of the discussion."

One of the mayors standing behind the governor was Terry Bellamy, the mayor of Asheville. She felt blindsided last year by legislation transferring control of the airport there from the city to an authority. Before the news conference, she said, she talked to McCrory about it.

"I told him our business community was just as surprised as our council was," she said. "He was like, you all have to fix it at the local level. It's not a local issue. It's a state issue."

McCrory, Bellamy said, "understands the long-term impact" of the airport.

The governor has said the dispute in Charlotte is between "factions." He's urged lawmakers to slow down a bill that has until recently been on the fast track.


Anonymous said...


As longtime admirer Obama has US flags lowered to half staff in DC and a national day of mourning for one of the movement's beloved liberal socialist proletariat heroes.

Mr Obama's de facto Secretary of State Dennis Rodman who recently entertained the communist North Korea tyrant Kim may officially be named US representative in Venezuela at the funeral.


Anonymous said...




The big name liberal democrat Marxist radical mourners are everywhere and clearly comrade Obama is secretly in mourning in Washington DC pretending not to be effected and that DC flags are at half staff.

Chavez and Castro are everything Obama dreamed to be stealing all weath from the elite bourgeois and redistributing to themselves while nationalizing all industry and ending free enterprise.
Everyone on welfare and food stamps in these 3rd world banana republics.
What a horrific mess there and what Obama has created here.

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