Did you know that the campaign manager for Keisha Lance Bottoms before she became Atlanta’s mayor— and one of the six people improperly placed on the city payroll before her inauguration— was appointed “deputy airport general manager” with an annual salary of $273,873? Never mind that Marva Lewis never worked at any airport in her life. This unqualified hire is yet another reason why an Atlanta mayor must not oversee airport jobs and contracts. By the way, the Bottoms administration is already under investigation for potentially violating Federal Aviation Administration regulations prohibiting airport revenues for non-airport operations. All this— along with other evidence of airport procurement bribery and corruption– has legislative proponents of a state authority to assume airport oversight RISING…

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