Re: 'Airport site selection analysis is comprehensive'
Last updated 10/27/2006 at Noon
The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority (SDCRAA) has overstepped its bounds with Proposition A language. It’s the role of the Base Realignment and Closure Committee to enter into discussions to diminish or enhance a military base. National experts, with the resources to determine national security needs, have provided a military site at Miramar for years. Determining strategic locations and military assets needed for national security is not something that I would entrust to the SDCRAA. Studies to evaluate potential national enemies, their threats and capabilities have not been done by the SDCRAA nor were they created to do that. The SDCRAA does not have the necessary intelligent services that could provide this worldwide information to them, nor do they have the security clearance to see it. Without first conducting those studies, the airport authority could not reach an informed conclusion identifying needed or unnecessary military locations, assets, size, manpower, role and equipment needed at each facility.
The state didn’t mandate the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority to ask voters to decide if one of those national security locations should have assets negotiated away by a group other than the Base Realignment and Closure Committee?