City Seeks To Keep State From Taking Over Atlanta's Airport
Atlanta city leaders are preparing for another attempt by Georgia lawmakers to put the world's busiest airport under the state's control.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that some prominent political leaders say that establishing a strong and independent Inspector General position could be key to staving off a state takeover of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
The Inspector General position is seen by some as key to combating City Hall corruption — and helpful in keeping airport operations under local control.
The Atlanta City Council in November solidified its opposition to a state takeover of the airport.