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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2001 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County's plan to build a commercial airport at the closed El Toro Marine base was approved in concept Tuesday by the Orange County Planning Commission. The five-member board voted 3 to 2 to recommend approval of the county plan to supervisors, who are scheduled to cast their final vote Monday on the environmental report. That study is among several hurdles in a long process its advocates face in getting the airport approved.
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September 6, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Great Park supporters hauled 175,000 petition signatures in the back of a rented armored truck Wednesday, delivering double the number needed to let Orange County voters decide whether to create an urban preserve rather than build an airport at the former El Toro Marine base. But the validity of the signatures remains in doubt pending a state appeals court decision on whether the language of the proposed March 2002 ballot measure is misleading.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 2001 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 500 people from across Southern California jammed a hearing Tuesday on a proposed El Toro airport in what has become a contentious regional battle over whether Orange County will help alleviate growing air-passenger demand through 2025.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 2001 | DAVID REYES and JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A San Diego court of appeal on Friday breathed new life into the effort to build an urban park at the El Toro Marine base, staying a lower court ruling that effectively killed the efforts to place the issue on the March ballot. The preliminary ruling means that the 128,000 signatures gathered to place the "Great Park" plan on the ballot can be submitted to the county registrar for certification.
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August 16, 2001 | JEAN O. PASCO and EVAN HALPER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Facing boos and hisses, Orange County's El Toro publicity team ventured behind enemy lines Wednesday night to address an estimated 1,500 people for the second of nine public forums on the county's plans to build an airport at the closed Marine base. The forum was the first to be held in South County, which solidly opposes the proposed airport. It was the only opportunity for residents to be heard on El Toro's fate before a public hearing on the airport in Santa Ana next month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 2001 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County supervisors deadlocked Tuesday on whether to order an appeal of a judge's ruling that voided petitions on the Great Park ballot initiative. With Supervisor Chuck Smith out of town on county business, the remaining four supervisors split on the issue, which frustrated Supervisor Todd Spitzer because the appeal was recommended by the county's chief executive, Michael Schumacher, and county counsel, Laurence M. Watson. "They can't let their politics interfere," Spitzer said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 2001 | From a Times Staff Writer
Organizers of a proposed initiative to build a park instead of an airport at El Toro said Wednesday that a judge's order invalidating petitions collected so far would affect 128,000 signatures, much more than the 50,000 originally believed. Len Kranser of Citizens for Safe and Healthy Communities said organizers did a more thorough count of the petitions after Superior Court Judge James Gray ruled Tuesday that the current signatures were invalid.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 2001
An Orange County judge ruled Tuesday that supporters of a plan to build a park instead of an international airport must start over in collecting voter signatures to put an initiative on the March ballot. It is the fourth time since May that supporters of a park at the former El Toro Marine Base will have to restart their signature drive, raising serious doubts about whether they have enough time to get the 71,206 valid signatures required by the Sept. 18 deadline.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 2001 | JEAN O. PASCO and DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An Orange County judge declared Tuesday that supporters of a plan to build a large urban park instead of an international airport must start from scratch collecting voter signatures to put an initiative on the March ballot. It is the fourth time since May that supporters of the park at the former El Toro Marine base will be forced to restart their signature drive, raising serious doubts about whether they have enough time to collect the required 71,206 valid signatures to meet a Sept.
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August 1, 2001 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer said Tuesday he will defend Gov. Gray Davis should Tustin sue over legislation the governor signed that orders the city to give 100 acres on a closed Marine base to two Santa Ana school districts. "Now that this measure has been debated by the Legislature and enacted, I hope all parties will make serious good-faith efforts to fully comply with its provisions," Lockyer said in a statement about AB 212, which the governor signed into law late Monday.
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