A proposal by the Charlotte County Legislators could affect how the Charlotte County Airport Authority elects it’s members.
Up for discussion is a proposal to make all five Airport Authority commissioners elected at large. Currently each candidate represents only one of the county’s five districts.
If the new law is adopted it would take effect in 2022 which would affect the two seats on the commission that would be up for election during that year. Those seats are now held by Robert Hancik and Kathleen Coppola.
Hancik and Coppola voted against a privatization plan to sell some management rights of the Punta Gorda Airport to outside investors.
Punta Gorda Airport currently hosts only one airline which is Allegiant. Allegiant is on the record for not supporting privatization.