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Charlottesville Council Urges Airport Authority to Halt Expansion

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The Charlottesville Airport Authority is now under more pressure to stop blasting at the regional airport, at least temporarily.

Last week, City Council wrote a letter urging the airport authority to put the brakes on this part of the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport runway expansion project until damage assessments could be made on nearby homes.

Now, council is asking Albemarle supervisors to take a similar stance.

"We had the opportunity, if not the obligation, to say this is being done in our name, the city and the county. And we don't feel right proceeding with this blasting, knowing or suspecting that it's really impacting the nearby residences," said Councilor Dave Norris.

Neither the city nor the county can dictate what the airport authority does, but both are partners for the airport's governance and operations.

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