Tuesday's Gwinnett County Commission meeting was a sea of red those against privatizing Briscoe Field expressed their opposition.
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- The Gwinnett County Commission has unanimously voted against privatizing Briscoe Field.
Proponents of privatization had wanted the commission to postpone Tuesday's vote since they were short on support. Former Commissioner Shirley Lasseter, a big backer, stepped down last week after pleading guilty in federal court to accepting bribes.
Opponents of privatization didn't want any delays. They had long expressed concerns over more noise at the airport if regularly-scheduled jet passenger service began.
Turns out Lasseter's vote wouldn't have mattered since all the commissioners voted against privatization.