SPEAK OUT: Should Commercial Flights Be Allowed at Briscoe Field?
This week, the Airport Privatization Citizen Review Committee voted to keep Gwinnett's airport as general aviation, with no commercial flights. Share your thoughts.
The fate of Briscoe Field is still up in the air.
The Airport Privatization Citizen Review Committee, which was set up by the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners to study the feasibilty of allowing a private company to run the county-owned facility, voted 6-0 (with five committee members abstaining) to keep the facility as a general aviation airport.
The proposal to privatize the airport has been hotly debated. Those favoring the proposal feel that allowing commercial flights at Briscoe Field would bring revenue and jobs to the county.
But homeowners living nearby oppose the move, claiming the increased noise, air and automobile traffic would affect their quality of life - and their home values.
The final decision rests with the Gwinnett County commissioners.
What do you think of this issue? Are you in favor of a private company to operate Brisoe Field and allow commercial flights?
Or do you think the surrounding homeowners' concerns should be the deciding factor?
Use the comment box below to respond.