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EL TORO AIRPORT: A CRUCIAL VOTE

Voices : Anti Airport:

December 11, 1996

"Is it more important to make money than to protect the health and welfare of people?"

Carmen Vali of Aliso Viejo

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"If this were any other time in history, there would be a civil war, a revolt."

Helen Wilson, Lake Forest councilwoman

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"A commercial airport of any kind at El Toro is unneeded, unwanted, unworkable and unaffordable."

Larry Agran, Head of Project '99

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"What's the rush?"

Richard T. Dixon, Lake Forest mayor

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"Is [an airport] feasible, possible? Absolutely. But you don't have a turn-key airport and that's what voters were sold."

Karen Lloreda, Dana Point mayor

Pro Airport:

"El Toro has been an airport since Orange County had orange trees. Let's go with this, because quality of life begins with a paycheck."

Doy Henley, Lincoln Club chairman

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"We really do need the El Toro airport. We'll survive without it, but we'll survive much, much better with it."

Ralph H. Bauer, Huntington Beach mayor

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"Our tourism industry depends entirely on the ability to move people in and out of the area."

Darrell Anderson, general partner of Knott's Berry Farm

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"Newport Beach has taken on the air traffic burden of Orange County for some time. I want you to know we in Newport Beach are just as passionate about the airport as the rest of the county."

Bonnie O'Neil of Newport Beach

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"Progress must go on. Please carry out the will of the people of Orange County."

Margaret Jaynes of Costa Mesa Los Angeles Times

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