"I came to the conclusion that we had already put it into a competitive process and thought we should continue the competitive process," LaFortune said. "I believe we can do better on administrative costs."
When Turner could not get a second to Siegfried's motion to approve Cinnabar, he asked for a motion not to approve Cinnabar. Clay made the motion. It was seconded by Sublett.
The board voted in favor of the motion to deny Cinnabar an extension of its work authorization.
"I'm absolutely stunned," said Cinnabar President Bob Parmele after the meeting.
Cinnabar CEO Bill Bacon said the company would work with the airport to make the transition to new management as seamless as possible.
"I'm confused by the mayor's continual change of position on issues concerning the city," Bacon said. "A true leader takes a position and sticks to it no matter how rough the going may get."
Jeff Hough, deputy airports director of engineering and facilities, said the board has received noise management qualifications from five firms: Jones Payne Group of Boston; C&S Cos. of San Diego; C. Kell-Smith & Associates Inc. of San Bruno, Calif.; Michael Roth & Associates of St. Louis; and THC Inc. of Duluth, Ga.
Cinnabar did not submit its qualifications for consideration as the next program manager.
Mulder said it would be October before the board could interview and select another program manager. Noise insulation construction could begin again by the end of the year, he said.