Cranley reconvenes Lunken oversight board

February 3, 2015 By Jason Williams
Cincinnati Enquirer

Neighborhoods across Cincinnati's East Side will again have citizen oversight of Lunken Airport – helping to assure commercial airlines will steer clear of the city-owned airfield.

The Lunken Oversight Advisory Board is reconvening this month after being dormant for several years. The board plans to add more public accountability and transparency to the business operations of an airport that in 2013 flirted with the controversial idea of bringing back scheduled commercial flights.

The city's previous administration considered allowing low-cost carrier Allegiant Air to start flights at Lunken, potentially violating a city law that prohibits city officials from recruiting commercial airlines.

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