Propeller CEO Wants to Put Briscoe Vote on Hold

Brett Smith is urging the Gwinnett Board of Commissioners to wait until Lasseter's seat is filled.


CEO of Propeller Airports Brett Smith is asking for the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners to wait to vote on the fate of Briscoe Field

The commissioners are expected to reject a plan to commercialize Briscoe Tuesday afternoon. Smith said the commission should delay the vote until the District 1 seat is filled. The seat was left vacant when after pleading guilty to federal bribery charges.

"The four remaining commissioners should not proceed with a vote when voices of more than 200,000 citizens, from an entire district, are not going to be represented," said Smith.

Smith claims the BOC blocked him from making his proposal public. The CEO said the commercialization . "People in Dacula and Lawrenceville have more to gain from this than anybody," said Smith citing the new jobs and added revenue the airport could create.

In a press release Monday, anti-expansion group Citizens for a Better Gwinnett called Smith's press conference ""

Watch the video to hear Smith's entire statement.

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