Proposal Would Create Authority to Oversee Spaceport Camden

Mar 12, 2019

Camden County residents are getting a final chance to voice their opinions on plans to create a Spaceport Authority. GPB’s Cindy Hill has more on Tuesday night's meeting.

 

 

The Authority would oversee the proposed Spaceport Camden, a commercial facility to launch rockets over Cumberland and Little Cumberland Islands on Georgia’s coast.

State Rep. Steven Sainz said that before the state approves the authority, the county must remove a request to issue bonds that taxpayers would have to repay.

“It’s not something that can incur debt on its own," Sainz said. "We're not creating something that is outside the parameters of an elected official."

Spaceport Camden is still waiting for approval of its launch license from the Federal Aviation Administration and approval from the U.S. Coast Guard.