Mayor Jerry Sanders said he was “outraged” at Sunroad Enterprises’ proposed two-tower hotel on Harbor Island, which The San Diego Union-Tribune reported today to be in violation of federal aviation guidelines, similar to the company’s Montgomery Field-area office building.

The paper reported this morning that Sunroad’s proposed bayside hotel, which is near Lindbergh Field, presents a similar danger, but that the company has not complied with the port and airport authority’s requests to notify the Federal Aviation Administration.

Sanders said the city will not approve a permit for the hotel’s construction or any other building that violates FAA standards. The mayor, who had not eagerly fought the building near Montgomery Field until a few weeks ago, said he found the newest Sunroad proposal to be “galling.”

“The fact that Sunroad continues to propose projects that the FAA believes will endanger public safety is irresponsible and an affront to our community,” Sanders said. “There is now a pattern that is developing that shows that Sunroad is willing to thumb their nose when it comes time to obeying the law.”

We’ll have more on Sunroad’s response in a moment.


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