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City Council to Review Airport Comments

The Carlsbad City Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday, July 31, at 9 a.m. to discuss its response to revised sections of the County of San Diego’s draft environmental report for the McLellan-Palomar Airport Master Plan. 

Special City Council Meeting
Tuesday, July 31, 9 a.m.
City Hall, Council Chamber
1200 Carlsbad Village Drive 

City Council meetings are streamed live on the city website and cable channel (Charter Spectrum channel 24 and AT&T U-verse channel 99) and can also be watched at a later date.  

The County of San Diego, which owns and operates the airport, is working on an updated master plan that includes adding safety features at the west end of the runway, extending the runway to the east of the property and reconfiguring the tarmac and taxiway areas for better operational efficiency. 10 things to know about the airport master plan. 

The City of Carlsbad has assembled a team of staff and outside experts to review the draft master plan and environmental report to help ensure local concerns are addressed. The city submitted to the county 41 pages of comments on the initial draft March 16. 

Based on public input, the county revised three sections and several figures of its Draft Environmental Impact Report for the master plan and released them June 21 for public review.  Comments are due Aug. 6. The city’s draft eight-page comment letter on the revised sections, which will be discussed July 31, is available in the agenda packet on the city’s website. 

The revised sections include:

How to Submit Comments

Members of the public are encouraged to submit their own comments on the revised sections of the draft EIR.  Comments can be submitted to the County of San Diego by:


County of San Diego, Department of Public Works
Attn: Cynthia Curtis
5510 Overland Avenue, Suite 410
San Diego, CA 92123 

Comments must be received or post-marked no later than Aug. 6, 2018. 

More information about the master plan is available on the County of San Diego’s website

For more information
Jason Haber, 760-434-2820 or Jason.haber@carlsbadca.gov 

Source documents
County of San Diego Airport Mater Plan website
Draft comments on the revised draft EIR (starts on page 27)
Video and presentation slides from June 19 City of Carlsbad public meeting to discuss the city’s role and goals related to McLellan-Palomar Airport
Final comments submitted to the County of San Diego March 16, 2018
March 13, 2018, draft comments presented to the City Council (starts on page 255)
March 13, 2018, presentation to the City Council re proposed comments
Feb. 20, 2018 City Council staff report (starts on page 40) about airport master plan
County of San Diego Jan. 30, 2018, public presentation with narration
1980 conditional use permit  


July 27, 2018