Jerry Orr has been in charge of the Charlotte Airport as long as I have lived here. I chose to live in Charlotte due to its airport and quality of life as I have mentioned in other posts. Although I will most likely continue to live here in spite of changes to the airport, they do affect my ability to do my job. There has been a lot of talk of changing Charlotte over to a regional airport authority and removing Jerry Orr from control.
Last night that all was shaken up with Orr losing his position in what some said look like he resigned and others that he was fired.
Thursday’s twists were the latest in a political battle that flared in February when Republican lawmakers caught city officials off guard by introducing legislation to shift the airport to an independent, regional authority.
Proponents of the bill argued that a Democratically controlled city was interfering in the affairs of an airport successfully run by Orr, the longtime aviation director. The city countered that the airport had performed well under city control for nearly eight decades.Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/07/18/4172346/last-minute-bid-for-airport-compromise.html#storylink=cpy