Introduced by Rep. Patrick Somerville (R) on December 15, 2011, 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 was introduced 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.
Referred to the House Military And Veterans Affairs And Homeland Security Committee on December 15, 2011.
1) 2011 House Bill 5239 by admin on January 2, 2012 Introduced in the House on December 15, 2011