Stop Briscoe Field Expansion
  • Petitioned Gwinnett Board of Commissioners

This petition was delivered to:

Gwinnett Board of Commissioners
Gwinnett Board of Commissioners
Briscoe CRC II
Gwinnett County
Amanda Reed
Gwinnett Board of Commissioners
Charlotte Nash
Gwinnett District 3 Commissioner
Mike Beaudreau
Gwinnett District 1 Commissioner
Shirley Lassetter
Gwinnett District 2 Commissioner
Lynette Howard
Gwinnett District 4 Commissioner
John Heard
Gwinnett Briscoe Citizens Review Committee
Briscoe Citizens Review Committee

Stop Briscoe Field Expansion

    1. Citizens for a Better Gwinnett
    2. Petition by

      Citizens for a Better Gwinnett

      Lawrenceville, GA

Citizens for a Better Gwinnett (C4BG) opposes Briscoe Field privatization and expansion.  C4BG is a volunteer, non-profit group established eighteen months ago to oppose issues which affect our quality of life. Join with us and let Gwinnett County Commissioners know you also care about the quality of life for yourself and your families.

It is our belief that the only profitable reason for any company to bid for the privatization of Briscoe Field would be to also eventually schedule passenger aviation at Briscoe Field which will devastate home values in the Lawrenceville area. The expansion will affect as many as 158,139 residents, within five miles of Briscoe.   Noise will continually interrupt the education of children at 40 area schools, not to mention the impact on the enjoyment of our homes and outdoor activities.  Traffic on the already over-capacity roadways (Hwy 316, Hwy 20, & secondary roads) around Briscoe will be gridlocked. Our long-term health will be affected by jet fuel fallout, which is listed by the EPA as a primary source of benzene.  The EPA classifies benzene as a Class A carcinogenic, which indicates it is a chemical known to cause cancer in humans.

Since expansion proponents have said they will not pay for any road improvements, improvements would have to be paid for with Gwinnett County and State of Georgia funds (our tax dollars).

Ultimately we expect the county to be asked to issue bonds for airport improvements, if the venture is unsuccessful; the county will have to repay the bonds with our tax dollars.

Please sign the petition expressing your position on this issue to our Board of Commissioners, this website will deliver your message and will also copy the Briscoe Citizens Review Committee and ultimately to the FAA.

It is very important that your individual efforts do not stop with a signature on this petition.  Everyone needs contribute by taking the following actions:

1) Sign up for the C4BG newsletter at the website - https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/433330225113/ 

3) Discuss and forward information with co-workers, friends and family members

4) Call your commissioner, schedule a personal appointment, make them understand you will not vote for any official supporting expansion

5) Respond to articles in the AJC, Gwinnett Daily Post, and Patch network (Dacula, L'ville, & other local communities)

6) Most importantly attend meetings

This is a significant undertaking and will require the support from as many citizens as possible. Pass the message on to as many people as possible.

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    1. BRISCOE FIELD - VICTORY MAY BE OURS ONLY IF YOU ARE THERE ON MAY 22ND

      Citizens for a Better Gwinnett
      Petition Organizer

      This decision will rest on one thing…PUBLIC OUTCRY…each of us must gather our energy and appear united at the next BOC meeting:

      MAY 22ND @ 7:00
      GWINNETT JUSTICE & ADMIN CENTER
      75 LANGLEY DRIVE, L'VILLE

      In order for C4BG to market this meeting to the general public we must raise funds to print brochures and pay for postage for a forthcoming mail campaign. The success of the campaign to get people to this meeting depends on each of us making a donation. Every donation is important, no matter how small, we need to raise $5,000 - $6,000 in the next two weeks. Propeller has money and will spend lavishly to approve the airport expansion.

      Isn't preserving the value of your home and community worth a financial contribution?

      Tax deductible donations may be made on our website www.better-gwinnett.org using a credit card on PayPal or by check to Citizens for a Better Gwinnett, PO Box 492751, Lawrenceville GA 30049

      Encourage your HOA to make a neighborhood-wide donation!

    2. Reached 1,500 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Mike DuVall DACULA, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      The expansion would destroy already depressed property values

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    • Cynthia Stephens DACULA, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      I am a home owner in Dacula, GA and do not want the noise pollution from the planes flying over our neighborhood.

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    • Richard Fitterman DACULA, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      I have never seen an area around an airport have increased property values or have a better quality of life. I don't like the ride to Hartsfield Jackson but isn't that one of the reasons we now have the Peach Pass. The ride could be a lot worse.

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    • robert ferguson LAWRENCEVILLE, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      I don't want to see large aircraft flying over my neighborhood and destroying our home values. If I wanted to live near a major airport I would of bought property near the city of atlanta not lawrenceville.......

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    • Chris Wilson LAWRENCEVILLE, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      I am completely against an expansion of Briscoe Field as I travel frequently and make the journey to Hartsfield/Jackson airport but live in Gwinnett and away from the airport for a reason and not wanting to be near a major airport or have larger aircraft flying over my home in Lawrenceville on a daily basis. There is no reason for a study on this expansion as the County Comissioners have heard from the residents of the county and numerous other groups now and in the past saying this airport expansion makes no sense.

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