The old idea of locating a regional airport in Imperial County never quite goes away. It actually seems to get better and better with time.
San Diego's Lindbergh Field is too small, has no place to grow and is a dangerous place to land jets. Time and events have shown no neighborhood in the greater San Diego area is willing to put up with the noise, traffic and general commotion of a huge new airport.
So San Diego is stuck, unless it comes to Imperial County. And while we usually don't like it when San Diego gets stuck and comes to Imperial County (see water, sludge, power plants) we like the idea of a regional airport being built here, even if it is just a cargo hub as is being suggested by some.
Bob Filner, who likely will be our congressman in 2003 and is already working hard for us, and Joe Maruca, who has been distinguishing himself on the county Board of Supervisors are two people pushing this idea.