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The airport authority would be stripped of its land-use compatibility planning powers under legislation introduced today by state Sen. Christine Kehoe, D-San Diego.

The senator’s office sent out a news release this morning announcing the legislation. Kehoe held two hearings this fall to get suggestions about the authority’s future. In the release, the senator said she wanted to save taxpayers money and hold the authority more accountable to San Diegans.

Senate Bill 10, as it is known, proposes returning the land-use planning for the land surrounding all of the county’s airports to the San Diego Association of Governments, SANDAG.

According to the release, the bill will likely be referred to the Senate Local Government Committee for its first legislative hearing in January.

We’ll have more on this later today.

ROB DAVIS

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