DETROIT (WXYZ) - Director of the Coleman A. Young International Airport resigns after a Channel 7 Investigation.
A city council committee questioned Kwame Kilpatrick appointee Delbert Brown Wednesday afternoon. He's been the director of the Coleman A. Young Airport since 2003. Council was upset about an audit that shows Brown failed to properly keep the books, and explain a long list of discrepancies that show tenants using space at the airport without leases.
Although records show $100,500 in the bank from airplane owner deposits, the actual balance is only $1005. Brown said the Channel 7 Investigation was overblown.
Brown also let a high school friend of former mayor Kwame Kilpatrick install two state-of-the-art tennis courts, a golf and archery range in one of the hangars that should have been rented to an airplane owner for a substantial fee.
Our investigation also revealed that the audit that council was pushing for years ago was stopped by Kwame Kilpatrick's administration.
Mayor Dave Bing chose Terry King, Group Executive for Transportation to oversee City Airport operations until a permanent Director is appointed.
King is faced with some pressing issues including the company that essentially runs City Airport has decided not to extend the 5-year contract that ends tomorrow.
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