An interesting footnote to the legislation state Sen. Christine Kehoe, D-San Diego, introduced yesterday: It would strike the airport authority’s responsibility to consider military sites as airport alternatives.
The draft legislation, which revises the bill creating the authority, makes these changes:
The authority shall adopt a comprehensive plan on the future development of San Diego’s regional international airport. In developing its plan, the authority shall review all options of alternative sites, including, but not limited to, expansion of the existing airport site,
use of current military installations that may become available for civilian or mix-use,and other development options available to address future airport needs. The authority shall submit the particular site recommendation in the form of a local ballot proposition to the San Diego County Registrar of Voters for placement on either the November 2, 2004, or the November 7, 2006, countywide election ballot.
The full text of the draft bill is here.