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Proposition A advocates continue to cling to the tenet that San Diego’s economic well-being depends on an LAX-style airport, rather than a regional air transportation solution. There is no credible analysis to back up that position.

The high tech companies in Sorrento Valley, which face severe land use restrictions if the SDCRAA has its way, are steadfastly against Proposition A. Why is that?

Here’s a fact: The SDRAA estimates that fees to pay off their portion of the debt for a new airport (discounting the tax hikes) will be $49 per ticket. That’s a large chunk of the average ticket price. What effect will that have on high tech business costs? Or the overstated passenger demand being used to justify Proposition A?

Here’s another fact: The Miramar plan voted on by the SDCRAA in June eliminates 63 (of 157) acres of vernal pools. Their plan would require filling in San Clemente Canyon (Marion Bear Park).

I will ask my worthy opponent again to address the inconsistency between the ballot language: “…provided…military readiness are maintained without expense to the military for relocating or modifying operations…” and his assertion that “there are many options for relocating the military operation…”

GERRY NIFONTOFF

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