Will Orange County Trade the Airport for a Park?

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The former El Toro Marine Base in southern Orange County, now zoned to become a commercial airport, would take the pressure off John Wayne Airport in the northern part of the county. Since 1994, voters have approved that use of the property three times. Next week, they will be asked a fourth time. But this time, Measure W will allow voters to choose a great metropolitan park similar to San Diego's Balboa Park. We hear both sides of the controversy that never seems to end, in a conversation with Irvine Mayor Larry Agran and Barbara Lichman, who chairs political action for the Newport Beach-based Airport Working Group.
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Warren Olney


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