Friday, March 13, 2009

Did Indy Pick the Right Person for the Airport?

Not according to a report by Chris O'Malley and Scott Olsen of the Indianapolis Business Journal.

"[John D. Clark, (pictured) t]he man nominated to be CEO of the Indianapolis Airport Authority was a polarizing figure in Jacksonville, where he's been the CEO of the Florida city's aviation authority since 2001", they write.

"During that time, Clark amassed a long list of critics - ranging from the city council to airport police to neighborhood residents in the path of a proposed runway extension.

"Jacksonville's alternative newspaper, Folioweekly, in November [2008] published a scathing article about Clark, painting him as a big spender with little regard for authority."

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