Candidates for St. Louis aldermanic president on Friday debated having a private company run St. Louis Lambert International Airport. The city is discussing whether a private company should operate the airport.
Supporters of privatization say it could boost cash payment into the city’s economically struggling areas. Critics say a profit-making private partner shouldn’t run a public asset.
The city government, Federal Aviation Administration and Lambert airlines would have to approve the privatization.
Alderwoman Megan Green said she would vote against the plan. Neither incumbent Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed nor state Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, gave definitive answers on their stances.
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