Weeds at El Toro

The former El Toro Marine base in Orange County should have been a cargo airport already. Instead, the county is losing money just trying to maintain the empty airfield.

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July 6, 2000, 7:30 AM PDT

By Laura Kraft


Critics paint a grim picture of the government's ability to plan and build an airport. But with much of the planning for this 4,700-acre base being done at the ballot box -- such as the passage of Measure F in March -- it's getting harder to envision what kind of land use would be acceptable to residents.

Thanks to Laura Krafft

Thursday, July 6, 2000 in The Los Angeles Times

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