Randolph AFB—Saving Bexar County’s 6th largest Employer and Protecting Its Mission
May 14, 2019
As Chair of the Randolph Joint Land Use Study, Commissioner Calvert negotiated consensus between the Air Force, property owners, political leaders, and developers to stop the encroachment of housing around Randolph. Working in collaboration with Randolph AFB, Bexar County applied and for and was granted $4.7 million from the Defense Economic Adjustment Assistance Grant (DEAGG) from the Office of the Governor and the Texas Military Preparedness Commission in the amount of $4.7 million.
This grant money is to be used to help further the training missions of the base and will be used to purchase properties in and around its parameter to help increase the amount of undevelopable land to mitigate the liability in case of an accident. In total Commissioner Calvert has secured nearly $10 million to purchase land around Randolph AFB to protect its mission.