Los Angeles Makes a Play for an Airport at El Toro

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Last year, Orange County voters approved the so-called -Great Park- on the former El Toro Marine Air Base, but that may not be the final word. In a secret letter, leaked last week to the Los Angeles Times, LA Mayor Jim Hahn told the federal Department of Transportation -it would simply be a modern tragedy if El Toro were converted to park land,- and asked the federal government to reverse the voters- decision. We find out what -modern tragedy- means as we re-open the argument over El Toro with Irvine Mayor Larry Agran, who led the fight to convert the site into a great park, Orange County Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, a long-time supporter of a commercial airport at El Toro, and LA Deputy Mayor Troy Edwards, one of those who signed the -modern tragedy- letter.
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Orange County Great Park

LA Times article, -LA Asks for Airport at El Toro-

LA World Airports

Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)

California budget



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