OC's El Toro: Airport Or Horse Stables?

The agreement for the heavily polluted and much disputed former marine base only covers horse stables, a golf course and community programs.

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August 23, 2000, 11:30 AM PDT

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight

County supervisors ended a tumultuous year of negotiations with the Navy and gave their approval to lease the 4,700-acre former El Toro Marine base for the next five years, delighting those who wanted the base open for horse stables, housing, golf and child-care. The unanimous vote ends months of stormy debate over the future of the former Marine air station among the board's pro-airport majority and two anti-airport supervisors.

Thanks to Chris Steins

Wednesday, August 23, 2000 in The Los Angeles Times


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