Monday, Nov. 6, 2006 | Thank you Rob Davis and voiceofsandiego.org for your coverage of the Prop A issues as well as other issues that are important to the community.
Why am I opposed to Prop A? I am opposed to Prop A because I do not like my intelligence insulted with blither like the ballot language. The SDCRAA/ASAP21 is making inaccurate and incomplete statements. The arguments for a yes vote are inconsistent. For example pro yes Dennis Burks, in recent debates, raves about the thoroughness of the Rincondo SDCRAA “report.” While SDCRAA CEO Bowens states, in a local print media, that they do not know where the, most essential part of an airport, runways will be located. This does not sound like the report was all that thorough.
The authority did not fulfill the task they were formed and paid for to do. That is to find a suitable site for a future airport and put it on the ballot by November 2006. The direction was to site an airport with two independent 12,000 foot runways. The proposed Miramar plan has only one 12,000 foot runway. The short 10,000 foot runway is not independent because it is only 2500 feet from existing military runway.
I hope you and others will continue to review the expenditures of the SDCRAA.
I would like to see a report on the rationale used by the authority used to select Ricondo over Landrum and Brown. At the time the report was published, the Ricondo’s home page showed their airport expertise was the design of terminals and parking lots. While the Landrum and Brown home page showed their complete airport design expertise. Landrum and Brown also did the early phases of the latest studies. Could it be that L & B wouldn’t prostitute themselves to select the predetermined conclusion that MCAS Miramar was the only solution?
We can hope that the results of the Kehoe/Plescia study will result in the disbanding of the SDCRAA as we know it. It should be placed under control of the electorate.