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Are You Still Confused About Briscoe?

Questions posed by Briscoe Committee Members to Aviation Industry Experts and full version of the committees recommendation to the BOC.

Some of you may have read a recent opinion piece by Paula Hastings in which she criticized the actions of the Briscoe Citizens Committee in approving a recommendation to the BOC.  Ms. Hastings spoke of untruths, misinformation, and decisions not grounded in fact.

Here is a link to the questions committee members posed to the aviation industry analysts and their corresponding responses.

http://www.better-gwinnett.org/articles/q--a-responses-of-aviation-industry-analysts.html

Also take time to read the full report approved by the committee majority to see if any highlighted issues concern you.

http://www.better-gwinnett.org/articles/briscoe-citizens-committee-report.html

These two documents should contain enough information for anyone to realize if the project goes forward it will fail and the taxpayers will be left holding the bag.

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M.K. OSBORNE May 15, 2012 at 11:36 PM
Sounds like she needs that zoning relaxed in her neck of the woods. PR is just PR ! no confusion here.
Mike Korom May 16, 2012 at 03:45 AM
Jim, thanks for posting the responses from the independent experts. As I was at the CRC meeting and received these two reports I was able to read every word and make a rational conclusion in about 20 minutes. The offer was put on the table for everyone to take as long as they wish to digest the information and draw their conclusions. The expansion proponents on the committee simply did not get the answers they were looking for so most abstained. I have read and re-read the reports several times. Crystal clear- expansion/commercialzation is a poor move for ALL Gwinnett County citizens.
M.K. OSBORNE May 16, 2012 at 11:04 PM
I agree ! But i have a question for you Mike . Why the Athens airport was not used in any talking points , do they not have commercial flights still ? Seems like information from that airport would be used ? We could send a transit bus that way pretty easy.
Ken Clark May 17, 2012 at 03:09 AM
Kevin, The May 2011 AMACS 2 Study ruled out Athens airport due to accessibility issues - i.e. not close enough to Atlanta. See link below... http://www.atlanta-airport.com/docs/Airport/AMACSExecutiveSummary.pdf Athens airport (AHN) has had very little commercial traffic in the last several years. Go to FAA ATADS tool (plug in date range in "Dates", AHN in "Facilities", date in "Groupings", and hit "Run". Here's the link... https://aspm.faa.gov/opsnet/sys/Airport.asp According to www.flightaware.com there is no airline activity at AHN. If expansion at LZU is expected to pull passengers from Athens - it won't. AHN couldn't even remain viable as a commercial airport by itself. It's just further justification that commercial service at LZU won't work. That message should be very clear to all involved. Hope this helps.
M.K. OSBORNE May 17, 2012 at 10:09 PM
That explains why it was on the down low.
M.K. OSBORNE May 17, 2012 at 10:09 PM
Thanks for the info Ken !

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