No. 86-3396.

825 F.2d 367 (1987)

ALAMO RENT-A-CAR, INC., a Florida corporation, Plaintiff-Appellee, Cross-Appellant, v. SARASOTA-MANATEE AIRPORT AUTHORITY, a political subdivision of the State of Florida, Defendant-Appellant, Cross-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.

August 25, 1987.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

A. Lamar Matthews, Jr., Theodore C. Eastmoore, Frazer F. Hilder, Sarasota, Fla., for defendant-appellant, cross-appellee.

Howard L. Conklin, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Donald A. Gifford, Craig B. Gliddon, Thomas C. MacDonald, Tampa, Fla., Lucas A. Powe, Jr., University of Texas Law School, Austin, Tex., for plaintiff-appellee, cross-appellant.

Before TJOFLAT and VANCE, Circuit Judges, and ATKINS, Senior District Judge.

TJOFLAT, Circuit Judge:


This case presents a constitutional challenge to a local economic regulation (a user fee) promulgated by the Sarasota-Manatee Airport Authority (the Authority), a local governmental agency created by the Florida legislature. The Authority owns and operates the Sarasota-Bradenton Airport (the airport). In order to meet its operating expenses and other expenses not covered by state and federal...

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