Judge Issues Restraining Order To Temporary Stop State Takeover Of Charlotte Airport
CHARLOTTE, N.C.--A judge has issued a temporary restraining order to keep the state from taking control of Charlotte Douglas International Airport away from the city.
Click HERE to see the temporary restraining order.
The move is a response to a lawsuit filed late Thursday by the Charlotte city attorney.
Click HERE to see the official complaint filed by the city of Charlotte.
The state legislature gave final approval to creating an airport authority Thursday afternoon.
The bill will go into law immediately and isn't subject to the governor's veto stamp because it's a local issue.
Republicans say having a regional authority will secure the airport's future success.
Charlotte city officials have fought the change, saying they've done a good job for decades. They go to court on July 29th over the matter.
Here is the official statement from the city of Charlotte and the mayor's office:
STATEMENT FROM THE MAYOR ON BEHALF OF COUNCIL REGARDING THE CITY OF CHARLOTTE'S DECISION TO FILE SUIT AGAINST THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA