Apache Junction is nearing the end of its swift quest to become part of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority.
Less than two months after Mayor John Insalaco detailed the city’s intention to join, the Gateway board Monday unanimously approved a resolution urging member communities to give the city a seat.
Councils from Mesa, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Phoenix and the Gila River Indian Community must approve an amendment to the authority’s intergovernmental agreement as well as a revised budget that factors in Apache Junction’s proposed contribution before the change is finalized. Apache Junction must OK a loan agreement with the airport authority, as well.
Approval of those documents appears likely given that officials from member communities reviewed them prior to Monday’s board meeting.
Apache Junction could participate as an authority member as early as next month.