Clayton is in an unique situation, Rep. Valencia Stovall, chairwoman of the Clayton Delegation, said. Hartsfield Jackson International Airport is in Clayton but it is owned and run by Atlanta.
“The largest losers will be students,” Clayton school board member Jesse Goree said of the FAA ruling.
Stovall said the delegation is planning to meeting with the attorney general, the Georgia Department of Revenue and the Georgia Department of Transportation about the FAA ruling.
The delegation learned of the FAA changes in November.
“We were very upset about it,” Stovall said in an interview after the meeting.
“We’re going to have to take an aggressive approach to coming up with solutions that will be best for Georgia and Clayton,” Stovall said. “It’s going to be a very hard uphill battle to see what other options we’ll have.”
Wednesday’s meeting was the first of two the delegation is using to help finetune its priorities during this legislative session. The next meeting will be Tuesday from at Hearts to Nourish Hope in Riverdale.
The meeting was the first of two the delegation is using to help tweak its priorities during the legislative session. The next meeting will be Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Hearts to Nourish Hope, 640 Ga. Hwy 138 in Riverdale. Hearts to Nourish is a community resource organization.