Latimer calls for full review of Westchester County AirportPosted: Updated:
Westchester County Executive George Latimer is calling for a top-to-bottom review of the Westchester County Airport.
Under former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, control of the county airport was up for sale to the highest bidder.
Those plans to sell it have been shelved for now, and possibly for good.
Latimer laid out a new and different approach to the airport Wednesday, including who runs it and how it operates. He’s also giving residents a seat at the table in deciding what's next.
Latimer insists he has no plans to transform the airport into a money maker. His goal is to develop a long-term plan that makes sense for its customers and taxpayers.
County officials say it could take a year to come up with a plan for the future of the airport. Latimer will hold meetings with residents in communities across the county starting in June.
They say because of tight deadlines, they will submit Rob Astorino’s master plan for the airport to federal aviation officials, and they say once they've completed their plan, the report to the federal government will be amended.