The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority’s advisory committee met earlier today and produced a mixed response on a recommendation about the airport site-selection process.

The 30-member committee, which solely serves in an advisory role, endorsed several different options, chairman Jim Panknin said. About 20 members attended today.

Two members supported joint commercial-military use of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.

Four members opposed two desert sites in Boulevard and Imperial County, while saying they had concerns about joint-use problems at Miramar, wanted civilian-only use of the base and thought the military should leave the base.

Three members said Lindbergh Field would be sufficient to meet the region’s air capacity needs.

Seven members took no formal position.

The authority’s strategic planning committee will get a brief on the meeting when it convenes Monday morning. A heads up to regular attendees: The meeting starts at 8 a.m. at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina on Harbor Island.


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