As relocation and refurbishment of the historic Santa Barbara airport terminal nears completion, the Santa Barbara airport will be looking for a name. The old tower will be integrated with the shiny new terminal, bringing together yesterday and tomorrow.
Local historian Erin Graffy de Garcia has made a compelling argument to name the new airport terminal for the late mayor and Santa Barbara County Superior Court Judge John T. Rickard, who worked tirelessly to bring our community a commercial airport. The Santa Barbara County Bar Association has urged the City to adopt John Rickard’s name as well.
Some claim that airport terminal is already named for Earle L. Ovingtonany. Others have offered up the legendary names of Dwight Murphy, Tom Storke, and Pearl Chase.
What’s Your View… help name the Santa Barbara airport: