I’ll touch on transportation in general and comment on leadership, some politics, and finance issues. How could I not discuss city finance issues since I follow Pat Shea, Monday’s guest blogger. A city bankruptcy, I don’t even want to entertain the thought; but as the city’s pension fund acts like a “black hole” to suck up every available revenue dollar, the bankruptcy option continues to lurk in the shadows with the other option, more local taxes. Standby, one or the other is guaranteed to come your way.

Now some specifics. The board of directors of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp. meets early Tuesday morning to take a position on the airport ballot measure. A most controversial issue that has been around for 40 years, and will no doubt stay around until a solution is found. You may recall that it was a close vote to endorse the ballot measure at the chamber of commerce, and airport supporters hope this business group will take the lead in promoting a project that benefits the entire region. I’ll be up early to bring you the “inside” blow by blow.

And we’ll also use a few posts to discuss the “spin” used by both sides in this thorny issue. But first, a disclaimer, I support the airport ballot measure and helped establish ASAP21 three years ago to help keep the issue in the public eye. ASAP21 has not yet taken a position on the ballot measure. You can learn more about ASAP21 at www.asap21.net

And you can read some good comments about the airport issue on voiceofsandiego.org’s Reader’s Forum. This forum has become much more factual, and much more polite, since anonymous posters were banned. Vicious personal attacks and off topic posts by anonymous posters came to an abrupt end the very day that registration was required. Good job Voice.


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