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B -2 <br />LIMITATIONS OF JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT AND <br />PROMOTION OF A NEW REGIONAL AIRPORT <br />The City of Newport Beach supports the recommendations of the SCAG <br />Executive Committee and the Orange County Blue Ribbon Regional Airport <br />Advisory Committee to locate a new regional airport. Newport Beach <br />encourages and offers to assist the Board of Supervisors and the SCAG <br />Executive Committee to follow up the site selection with airport Master <br />Plans. <br />All three sites recommended for consideration by the two Committees now <br />require a complete Master Plan effort.. Each Master Plan should consider <br />several alternatives including not only the largest, most environmentally <br />damaging design, but also smaller more attractive designs complete with <br />environmental impact mitigation measures. Selection of the best site <br />could, therefore, be coupled with the selection of the most attractive <br />and most practicable design. <br />John Wayne Airport cannot be expected to expand beyond very minimal levels. <br />The Southern California Association of Governments Aviation System Plan <br />calls for only 3.5 MAP at John Wayne Airport. A report by the 1980 -81 <br />Orange County Grand Jury states "...John Wayne Airport will never totally <br />serve the air service needs of Orange County." And, "...there will <br />be over '12 million potential annual passengers who want short -haul air <br />service but.'will not be able to get it." The recent Blue Ribbon Regional <br />Airport Advisory Committee called for John Wayne Airport to remain at its <br />present livel of passenger service. All forecasts of the airport's <br />capability reveal that John Wayne Airport can serve only a small portion <br />of the Orange County air travel demands. <br />The work of these two Committees must not be ignored. Potential solutions <br />to the airport dilemma are fast disappearing. Newport Beach proposes that <br />SCAG and the Orange County Board of Supervisors immediately convene a <br />technical committee to formulate a scope of work for a Regional Airport <br />Comprehensive Master Plan Program and to identify sources of funding for <br />the program. <br />The City Council of Newport Beach offers its time and effort, the support <br />of City staff, and possibly funds to assist the County and /or other <br />appropriate agencies to locate and design a new airport for Orange County. <br />The City Council urges all Orange County cities, businesses, and residents <br />to join this effort. <br />Demand for air travel in Orange County far exceeds the capability of <br />John Wayne Airport. In 1990, 18 million air passengers (MAP) in Orange <br />County will need to be served. By 2000, nearly 30 MAP will demand service. <br />In contrast, John Wayne Airport currently serves only 2.6 MAP in extremely <br />crowded conditions. <br />John Wayne Airport cannot be expected to expand beyond very minimal levels. <br />The Southern California Association of Governments Aviation System Plan <br />calls for only 3.5 MAP at John Wayne Airport. A report by the 1980 -81 <br />Orange County Grand Jury states "...John Wayne Airport will never totally <br />serve the air service needs of Orange County." And, "...there will <br />be over '12 million potential annual passengers who want short -haul air <br />service but.'will not be able to get it." The recent Blue Ribbon Regional <br />Airport Advisory Committee called for John Wayne Airport to remain at its <br />present livel of passenger service. All forecasts of the airport's <br />capability reveal that John Wayne Airport can serve only a small portion <br />of the Orange County air travel demands.