As early as next week, the state Senate will see a proposal to put the state in charge of the Atlanta-run Hartsfield-Jackson airport. Even before it’s been filed, it’s sparked opposition from Atlanta lawmakers.
Against the backdrop of recently reported cyberattacks involving the National Security Agency, stealing mail may seem passé. But the take was more than $1.7 in a mail theft scheme federal authorities dismantled at Atlanta’s airport.
Atlanta proposes to lease 88 retail locations at the city’s airport across a total of about 70,000 square feet. The plan is for current members of the Atlanta City Council to approve recommendations of an evaluation committee, and for Mayor Kasim Reed to execute the contracts.
Proposed legislation to regulate taxies and ride-hailing companies at Atlanta’s airport is so racially charged, and politically laden, that a committee of the Atlanta City Council punted the measure to the full council for it to consider Monday.
Atlanta’s airport managers propose to extend a passenger fee that is due to expire in 2027. The action occurs as the Federal Aviation Authority is accepting comments on proposed changes to the allowed uses of the fee.
The backlog of requests for proposals at Atlanta’s airport includes nine RFPs for food and beverage concessions, including four that date to October 2015. An RFP for a firm to audit concessionaires, to ensure the airport collects all the money it’s due, remains open though it was first issued in September 2015, city records show.