Monday, July 24, 2006 | With total disregard for the truth, the SDCRAA study arrived at the predetermined conclusion: San Diego needs a new airport and it must go in at MCAS Miramar.

To soft-sell the real agenda (forcing the Marines out of the Corps’ largest and only West Coast master jet base), their study proposes “joint use.”

Then they immediately back off “joint use” as unworkable. They spent $10 million on a study, the conclusion of which everyone agrees can’t work?

Now, unhappy that their ballot proposal is not being embraced, they are shopping new language among an elite and selected few business leaders.

Anyone heard of “The Brown Act”?

The citizens of San Diego County are wise enough to see this for what it is: a Miramar land grab.

All the faulty assumptions and “wish lists” aren’t going to change the truth: San Diego does not want and does not need a huge new airport.

The business community has apparently lost sight of the fact downtown is the vibrant and exciting business, tourist, and culture base it is due, in very large part, to our “boutique airport” being only five minutes away.

Common sense and national security dictate the Marines stay at Miramar. Common sense and economics dictate the airport stays at Lindbergh Field.

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