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Airport Search Has Public’s Attention

The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority released results of a survey showing residents have become increasingly aware of the agency’s search for a suitable spot to relocate the airport from its cramped Downtown quarters.

The survey, which sampled the opinions of 814 registered county voters in September, found that 88 percent had “heard or seen something about the ongoing airport search in the last year,” an increase from 81 percent a year ago, according to an Oct. 10 announcement.

Other results of the poll, conducted by CIC Research, are as follows:

* 66 percent of respondents said they would vote in support “of a regional airport solution” up from 55 percent last year.

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* 32 percent said they were aware that the November 2006 ballot would ask voters to make a decision on a recommended regional airport site. Only 21 percent said they were aware that the measure would be on the upcoming ballot during the 2004 survey.

“The Airport Authority is encouraged by movement captured in this survey and in the public involvement we’ve seen at our town hall meetings, our Web dialogues and through numerous other outreach methods,” said Thella Bowens, the agency’s president and chief executive officer.

Connie Lewis

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