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2013 House Bill 4140: Overhaul Detroit/Wayne Metro Airport board
Introduced by Rep. Patrick Somerville (R) on January 30, 2013
To overhaul the Detroit/Wayne Metro Airport governance board, reducing from four to one the number of members appointed by the Wayne County executive, and increasing from one to four the number appointed by the county board. The existing airport board would be dissolved. The bill comes in the wake of a scandal involving the appointment by Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano of a former county political appointee to whom he also gave a questionable “severance pay” check.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Local Government Committee on January 30, 2013