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Future for San Diego Airport Looks Clearer Now

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Aired 4/20/09

Maureen Cavanaugh: The debate over San Diego's airport has been going on for as long as most of us have been alive, and there rarely seems to be any consensus reached or progress made.
But this year, a group of regional leaders brought together by San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders has agreed on a proposal which promises to make the most out of Lindbergh Field. The first phase of the project is scheduled to begin this summer.

The Ad Hoc Airport Regional Policy Committee was formed to revise proposals originally made by the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. Back in 2006, voters rejected the airport authority's proposal to explore using Miramar as a commercial airport. Since then, airport planners have turned their sights back to Lindbergh Field with a project called "Destination Lindbergh."

We'll find out about the goals of that project, and about which airport improvements are about to get underway.

Guests

  • Alan Bersin, chairman of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority Board, and vice chair of the The Ad Hoc Airport Regional Policy Committee.
  • Mary Sessom, mayor of the City of Lemon Grove, and a director on the SANDAG board of directors. Mayor Sessom was also a member of The Ad Hoc Airport Regional Policy Committee.

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