2017 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 13:04:26 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] REUSE: "Transforming Kelly AFB [TX]: From Military Base to Job-Growth Engine"
Transforming Kelly AFB: From Military Base to Job-Growth Engine

Rivard Report
JANUARY 20, 2017

This is the conclusion of the two-part series on the 100th anniversary of Kelly Field, its early role in aviation history, its transformation from a military base to Port San Antonio, and future plans for historic preservation.

With the end of the Cold War came a reassessment of the nation’s military capabilities, including a hard look at the number of military bases in operation. When the federal Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission put Kelly Air Force Base on the closure list, city leaders tackled the question of how to make use of the storied site.

In 1995, San Antonio’s City Council established a redevelopment authority, and six years later, on July 13, 2001, the Air Force officially closed Kelly.

In 2006, the Greater Kelly Development Authority was reorganized into the Port Authority of San Antonio, or as it is known today, Port San Antonio. Led by a board of directors appointed by City Council, the Port’s strategic growth and operations are managed by President and CEO Roland Mower.


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Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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