A Roswell man has asked the Roswell City Council to reach out to the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners regarding the potential privatization of Briscoe Field.
According to a WSB Radio story, Creed Crutchfield is concerned about the impact the privatization of Briscoe Field could have on air and ground traffic in his community.
called Crutchfield’s concerns premature and said, "Since no plan is out there, I would ask everybody to hold judgment because this is putting the cart before the horse at this point.” (see the WSB-TV interview here).
Last month, Smith made headlines locally when he issued a press release in anticipation of Gwinnett County leadership moving forward with the controversial . In early August, the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners from firms interested in privatizing the airport.
The announcement led one Dacula Patch reader to comment, “The press release referred to is WAY out of order in the total process. Ever heard the phrase "gettin' the cart before the horse?" which asked, “Is the Propeller announcement a well-intentioned act directed at advising people of the company’s intent to hire locally or is it a case of putting the cart before the horse?” In the non-scientific poll, 85 percent of votes cast were in agreement with the statement: “Propeller is putting the cart before the horse.”
On Sept. 20, the with the firm hired to make recommendations on how the county should proceed with the potential privatization and/or commercialization of Briscoe Field.