Debate over Miramar Airport Continues
Wednesday, November 1, 2006
The vigorous and ongoing airport debate continues as county voters prepare to vote on November 7th on Prop. A, which proponents believe is vital to San Diego’s future. Here is what San Diegans are asked to cast their yes or no vote on:"To provide for San Diego’s long-term air transportation needs, shall the airport authority and government officials work to obtain approximately 3,000 of 23,000 acres at MCAS Miramar by 2020 for a commercial airport provided necessary traffic and freeway improvements are made, military readiness is maintained without expense to the military for modifying or relocating operations, no local taxes are used on the airport, overall noise impacts are reduced, and necessary Lindbergh Field improvements are completed."
Host Gloria Penner talks with advocates on both sides of the measure.
- Bruce Boland , retired Navy rear admiral, former president and chief executive officer of United Way of San Diego County.
- Dennis Burks , principal of consulting firm Burks & Associates, chair of the Alliance in Support of Airport Progress.