I find it fascinating you want to turn over the administration from a board that included pilots and others directly involved in economic development to an elected board that contains, at most, one person with more than a high school diploma ... because the airport board lacks expertise.
You point out that there is nothing in the EA or other document that says that commercial will be any more successful than a general aviation airport ... and they shouldn't. The Environmental Assessment was there to determine if there was a substantial change in the environmental footprint of the facility as it is because of commercial activity and the reading was the runway stays the same, the terminal, for the most part, stays the same, and the addition of a fire station, fence and control tower - the key additions - don't have much environmental impact.
The issue remains, what is wrong with people as cargo ... or what's wrong with people? We've got plenty of people but we don't have plenty of industry ... and it would be industry that would be air-freighting toxic chemicals and other substances that might be much more dangerous to the population than people.
Indeed, I was puzzled that you folks are not up in arms about the rail road industry. They come through town and all around carrying tons of toxic substances including those that can explode and take out an entire town and they blow their loud horns at all hours of the day and night and not a peep out of you regarding that.
I mean the reasons you state as your objections seem silly in comparison to the risks we face normally every day and then you object to people as cargo as if they threaten your life. I just don't get it.
Have you ever seen a train do to a town what Hartsfield Jackson Airport did to Clayton County? Heck they even piped the Flint river through that airport, and bridged two major interstates, Drove up the taxes in the county among the highest in the State
Pubby its not the cargo that the planes carry , its the tens of millions of passengers that will be trying to get around Paulding County once they get the major hub set up.
Pubby it is the secret meetings that the Airport Authority continues today, For instance the past two regular meetings last about ten minutes each and the rest of the meeting is done behind closed doors, and it is rare when they come out of closed session and report of any action taken.
The people cargo is a target for the terrorist therefore all kinds of special security has to be available for a airport as opposed to a train
When you have a major hub (like what is secretly planned here) It will do the sane here that it did in Riverdale and College Park, Crime will soar, our taxes will soar ,along with corruption traffic congestion And Paulding County will have to deal with that not the Airport Authority
Who do you think is going to pay for the extra sheriffs, Marshall's, firemen, maintenance etc.???
Are you back on the PAYROLL????