Friday, July 13, 2007

The Macon airport and Tuesday's schedule

Don't let this get lost in the tidal wave that is election season: Macon's City Council may vote Tuesday to enter into a public-private partnership to run Middle Georgia Regional Airport.

But first the contract has to clear the council's ordinances and resolutions committee, which will meet Monday evening to set the full council's Tuesday agenda. The contract passed the council's public properties committee unanimously, and the mayor wants this thing, but I'm hearing things could hit the skids in O&R.

Time will tell, but Councilwoman Willette Hill-Chambliss (who chairs public properties) said she's not sure it will make the agenda. Council President Anita Ponder said it'll probably be a close vote.

So there's that.

But what I really want to point out is that the council meeting, where the airport contract may or may not be voted on, is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday. That's election day for those of you in Macon living under a rock, or those of you who don't live in Macon (what are you doing reading this, anyway?).

There's also a Bibb County Commission meeting that evening and a Bibb County school board work session. Given the public's right to know what happens at these meetings, and the fact that newspapers have only so many reporters, I wish government bodies wouldn't hold important meetings on election days.

But what are ya gonna do? I don't get to set the times.

Still, since Ponder and Henry Ficklin's political careers hang in the balance (they both gave up their seats to run for mayor), I wonder how well they'll be able to concentrate on the airport issue or any other important votes that come up Tuesday?

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