2002 CPEO Military List Archive

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Date: 13 Feb 2002 18:50:35 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Voters to decide fate of El Toro base
Voters to decide fate of El Toro base 

By Gordon Smith 


For eight years, cities around Southern California have looked on 
anxiously as residents of Orange County argued about building a new 
commercial airport on the site of the old Marine Corps Air Station at El 

Three weeks from today, the people of Orange County will take a decisive 
vote on whether the former military base will be reincarnated as an 
airport or a huge regional park.

The stakes for Measure W on the March 5 ballot are as big as the 
sprawling, 4,700-acre base just east of Interstate 5 near Irvine.

An airport, supporters say, would profoundly boost the economy and 
facilitate future air travel throughout Southern California. But a park 
could create what Orange County's suburban sprawl has long lacked: a 
cultural core.

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