The San Diego County Taxpayers Association is urging the airport authority to address unanswered questions in the ballot language it could finalize Monday morning.

In a news release, the association called the draft language “vague and unclear” and said it won’t allow voters to make an objective decision.

As it stands – and it will likely be tweaked Monday – the language says:

Shall San Diego County government officials make every effort to persuade Congress and the military to make available, by 2020, approximately 3,000 of over 23,000 acres at MCAS Miramar for a commercial airport; provided: (1) military readiness and safety are maintained with no cost to the military for relocating or modifying operations; (2) necessary traffic and transportation improvements are made and (3) no local tax dollars are used on the airport?

“The proposed ballot measure language is unacceptable,” Lani Lutar, the association’s president and CEO said in a release. “Taxpayers deserve to know the facts – and that includes, for example, being told who will foot the bill for the costs of moving segments of Highway 163, Interstate 15, Miramar Way and Kearny Villa Road should the airport be built at MCAS Miramar.”


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