The county then signed a deal with Millionair, a company with 31 sites around the country and the Caribbean.Will our legislators please get off their duffs and represent the PEOPLE in this deal instead of working for the politically connected or turning this into a political football.
But the Millionair deal never materialized as the company refused to show up for work on opening day of the airport after the county refused to supply additional items that Millionair asked for after they signed the contract.
The loss of Millionair left the county in a difficult position without a fixed-base operator as planes were beginning to land and take off.
No one is saying that privatization should not occur. No one is saying that the proposed vendor should not be approved. But it is obvious that more work needs to be done before the deal is approved. Questions need to be answered. Protective clauses need to be implemented. And the airport needs a business plan that clearly demonstrates it is being positioned to fill a need that exists.
The Democrat minority is in the right on this issue. Protect us taxpayers!