This article is 2 years old. It was published on September 13, 2018.
The advisory team consulting with the City of St. Louis to explore the possibility of privatizing the management and operations of St. Louis Lambert International Airport have begun an informational outreach campaign to keep the public up-to-date on this exploration.
The outreach plan includes direct information gathering from a sampling of City residents through door-knocking, public forums and public meetings. The purpose is to identify what is known about the exploration process, gather information about residents’ goals for improving the airport, and to answer questions about the exploration process.
Community outreach was directed by the City Working Group, a panel comprised of the director City’s Budget Division, director of St. Louis Lambert International Airport, the chairperson of the Board of Aldermen’s Transportation and Commerce Committee and representatives of the three members of the Board of Estimate and Apportionment.
Feedback and data used during this initial outreach will help the Working Group determine the next steps needed to keep the public informed throughout an exploration process expected to last between 18 and 24 months.
Any decision on privatizing the operation and management of the airport, will have to be approved by the Board of Estimate and Apportionment, the Board of Aldermen, the Federal Aviation Authority and a majority of the airlines operating at St. Louis Lambert International Airport. See the City’s 11 Guiding Principles for this exploration here. Visit www.fly314.com for more information