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Airport Authority stands firm about joint-use airport bill

The San Diego Airport Authority members show no sign of changing their minds on the language of a ballot measure to share Miramar marine air station with a new commercial airport. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

A San Diego business group is pushing to drop the idea of sharing Miramar with the Marines. They suggest changing the ballot language to mandate local government to work with the military to make Miramar available for a commercial airport sometime in the long term future.
But Airport Authority Board member Bill Lynch says the authority's received many suggestions for ballot changes, and he doesn't think they're any better than the existing proposal.

Lynch: "It is like potato and potato, every version we've seen says essentially the same thing, we need a new commercial airport at Miramar, saying it one way and saying it another isn't going to make a substantial difference."

Even board members who voted against the current ballot language for joint use say it's too late to second guess the measure now. Alison St John, KPBS news.

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