A MESSAGE FROM OUR BOARD CHAIRMAN & PRESIDENT / CEO
Welcome to the 2018-19 Sustainability Report for the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. This report takes stock of the previous year’s accomplishments in terms of protecting the environment and conserving precious resources; how we’re serving as a trusted community partner, and how well we’re managing our finances and contributing to the regional economy.
But for this welcome letter, rather than look back, we’d like to take just a few moments and look ahead. The Airport Authority is at a critical juncture as we work with our regional partners on refining the Airport Development Plan (ADP), which envisions the replacement of the five-decade-old Terminal One and other much-needed improvements.
A new Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) on the ADP will soon be released for public comment. It outlines new ideas and fresh thinking, much of it a result of unprecedented collaboration with regional agencies such as SANDAG, the City of San Diego, MTS and the Port of San Diego, among others.
The revamped ADP focuses more on how people can sustainably and conveniently access the airport – via road, rail, or bus – while still preserving our commitment to a better in-terminal experience for the traveling public.
The ADP is, at its heart, a sustainability plan for our airport for decades to come. True sustainability is rarely achieved in a vacuum. That’s why the ADP is being shaped not just by the Airport Authority, but by the people who use our airport and the stakeholders who live and work around the airport.
As always, we welcome your input on anything you read in this report. Thank you for reading.