2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 22 Feb 2005 05:21:41 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Editorial on the El Toro auction
GUEST EDITORIAL: El Toro: It's over

Auction ends long fight on high note -- sort of

Orange Country Register (CA)
reprinted in Desert Dispatch (CA)
February 21, 2005

We suspect that a couple of years from now, when new houses and
businesses and parkland have been developed at the Great Park, the Los
Angeles City Council will still be lobbying the federal government to
turn the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station into a major
international airport.

We're sure die-hard airport supporters will still be sending us letters
to the editor echoing that sentiment. Some airport opponents will still
be enrolled in self-help groups trying to fill that empty spot left by
the end of the 12-year-long battle over El Toro.

We'll be happy enough to watch Lennar Corp., the high bidder on all four
parcels of the former base, begin developing the mix of housing, golf
courses, commercial buildings, a sports park, infrastructure and
everything else that will go into its 3,700 acres. Some new homes will
be available in two years, but the housing project won't be finished
until about 2015, which of course leaves plenty of time for airport
supporters to keep their slim hopes alive.


For the entire editorial, see


Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
Fax: 650/961-8918
Military mailing list
  Prev by Date: [CPEO-MEF] PAVE PAWS epidemiology
Next by Date: [CPEO-MEF] Water system at Badger Ammo Plant
  Prev by Thread: [CPEO-MEF] PAVE PAWS epidemiology
Next by Thread: [CPEO-MEF] Water system at Badger Ammo Plant

CPEO Lists
Author Index
Date Index
Thread Index