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City of Tulsa asking for a federal review of Tulsa International Airport management

Tulsa's mayor wants the federal government to review the management and operations of Tulsa International Airport.

News on Six reporter Emory Bryan says the airport management welcomes questions about their operation - but so far - they say they don't know what questions have been raised - or what accusations have been made.

Tulsa's airport terminal is a hub of activity. 2,000 people work there - and thousands of passengers pass through every day. A huge security construction project is underway.

So without specifics - the airport director Brent Kitchen isn't sure what area might need extra scrutiny. Mayor LaFortune asked for an investigation in a letter to Senator Jim Inhofe - stating both "have heard numerous employee and citizen concerns regarding areas of management and operations at the airport”

Senator Inhofe will ask for the investigation - but through a spokesman wouldn't elaborate on the accusations - and neither would the mayor. The mayor says the accusations came to light during a performance review of airport operations. Inhofe’s office says they've received written complaints - both from companies connected to the airport - and from individuals who work there.

Kitchen says he's not sure of who is complaining - or why. The mayor said Thursday the allegations do not involve criminal activity - but said they do involve the handling of federal money - but he would not be any more specific.
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