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One of the laws airport officials say bars [Asheville Mayor Terry] Bellamy from the [airport] board was passed at [Rep. Tim] Moffitt’s request shortly after action by City Council to put Bellamy there.
The disagreement follows objections by City Council to legislation that passed the General Assembly June 28 that took ownership of the airport from city government, which started the airport, and gave it to an independent authority.
The bill sponsored by Moffitt and Rep. Chuck McGrady, R-Henderson, provides that the airport will be governed by a board consisting of two members each appointed by city government, Buncombe County commissioners and Henderson County commissioners. ...