(July 1, 2003) -- The Orange County Regional Airport Authority (comprised of 14 north Orange County cities) and the Airport Working Group of Orange County, Inc. have filed a legal challenge to the "Program Environmental Impact Report for the Orange County Great Park" and
associated general plan amendments, zoning and development agreement for the annexation of El Toro MCAS by the City of Irvine.
A written release said the court suit, filed June 27, is "based upon the inadequacy of the Environmental Impact Report because it fails to inform the public of the serious hazardous
waste contamination that remains on the El Toro MCAS base. It also ignores the significant traffic impacts and substantial environmental impacts of tearing up 900 acres of runway and aircraft operational areas."
L.A. County Bd. Of Supervisors Votes 4-1 To Support L.A. Plan To Operate Airport @ El Toro...And Adds County Support For Sen. Murray's SR 23; We Post Motion Verbatim As Amended
Orange County Regional Airport Authority -- Comprised of 14 North OC Cities -- Backs L.A. Bid to Operate El Toro As Comm'l Airport; We Post Resolution
Top Navy Brass Says USN Has No Interest In Leasing Any Part of El Toro For Aviation And Is Proceeding With Plans To Sell It
State Senator Kevin Murray (D., Los Angeles) Introduces Resolution Backing L.A.'s Offer To Operate El Toro As Commercial Airport; We Post Text
Dissenting OC Supervisors Smith & Silva Send Letter to U.S. Trans. Sec'y Mineta Applauding L.A. Proposal To Operate Airport @ El Toro; We Post Letter
OC Supervisors Vote 3-2 To Remove Pro-El Toro Airport Supervisor Smith As OC SCAG Rep...And Replace Him With Anti-El Toro Airport Supervisor Norby
OC Bd. of Supes Votes 3-2 To Send Letter to U.S. Trans. Sec'y Mineta Blasting L.A. Proposal To Operate Airport @ El Toro; We Post Letter
OC Cong. Chris Cox -- South of OC Cong. Rohrabacher -- Reacts To L.A. Proposal To Operate Comm'l Airport @ El Toro; We Post Statement Verbatim
LA Airport Agency Seeks To Operate El Toro As Airport; LB-HB Cong. Rohrabacher Supports Plan Subject To OC Voter Approval; We Post L.A.'s 37-Page Legal Brief Style Memo