Re "County Still Has Plenty of Airport Fight Left in It, Smith Says," March 20:
As a longtime resident of South County, I am continually amazed by the head-in-the-sand attitude of the pro-airport supervisors. Two election votes against an airport at El Toro, and Supervisor Chuck Smith still won't let it go the way of the Edsel.
It's understandable that there's more support in North County for an airport because it does not impact their quality of life, property values, etc. South County, on the other hand, realized how bad this idea was and was willing to fight it with money out of our own pockets. North County did not see fit to [fight it with money], with the exception of George Argyros and all his millions.
Those of us who will be around in 20 years can enjoy the fact that we stood up for our rights and voted against the El Toro airport, a bad idea that never was cleared for takeoff.