Senator Hueso Issues Statement on Rental Car Fee Settlement Between Port and Airport Authority

August 28, 2018

San Diego, CA – August 28, 2018 – After learning that the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority and the Port of San Diego have reached a settlement regarding the rental car fee currently being collected that will fund the construction of a parking garage on the Chula Vista Bayfront, State Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) today issued the following statement:

“I’m pleased to see a resolution to this dispute and a renewed commitment between the two entities to being strong regional partners. This is good news for the Chula Vista Bayfront, as the rental car fee is a critical source of funding for development that will greatly enhance not just the South Bay economy, but the greater San Diego area as a whole.
This important waterfront project will have a regional impact of more than $2 billion annually and create more than 20,000 permanent jobs. It is vitally important that we continue moving forward with development, which has been in the works for more than two decades and represents a collaborative effort by the Port, City of Chula Vista, residents, the business community, labor and leading environmental groups.
I’m encouraged by the agreement announced today and look forward to seeing continued momentum on this game-changing project in Chula Vista."