Wednesday, November 01, 2023

Mayor Freddie O’Connell, Metro Legal release statements regarding the Court’s ruling on the Metro Nashville Airport Authority

Metro Press Release, October 31, 2023 - Today, a three-judge panel ruled in favor of Metro Nashville in its lawsuit against legislation targeting the Metro Nashville Airport Authority.

From Mayor Freddie O’Connell: “For decades, the MNAA board has been led by some of Nashville’s most prominent business leaders, aviators and engineers. Their decisions show a history of bi-partisan decision-making reflecting a professional board functioning at the highest level. Under the direction of these Nashville leaders, BNA has grown to meet the rapidly expanding needs of our city for today and the future. I look forward to the reinstatement of the locally appointed board.”

From Department of Law Director Wally Dietz: “MNAA is an agency and instrumentality of the Metropolitan Government. The ruling today reinforces Metro’s right to maintain and control the airport authority. Three different three-judge panels have now protected local governments from unconstitutional state overreach. This panel was well-prepared for the argument, and we are grateful the Court carefully considered the legal issues raised.”


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