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April 8, 1998 | JEAN O. PASCO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A majority of county supervisors Tuesday ratified the hiring of a private attorney to represent the county in lawsuits challenging plans for a commercial airport at El Toro Marine base, rejecting assertions that the action violated state law. In a closed session that stretched to two hours, County Counsel Laurence M.
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April 28, 1998 | JEAN O. PASCO
The state attorney general's office has refused a request by Supervisor Todd Spitzer to rescind an informal opinion backWing County Counsel Laurence M. Watson's hiring of a private attorney to fight three lawsuits challenging plans for a commercial airport at the El Toro Marine base. Spitzer asked for a withdrawal of the opinion, written at Watson's request, until Atty. Gen. Dan Lungren's office could issue a formal opinion on whether Carlsbad attorney Michael Gatzke was properly hired.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1998 | JEAN O. PASCO
The state attorney general's office has refused a request by Supervisor Todd Spitzer to rescind an informal opinion backWing County Counsel Laurence M. Watson's hiring of a private attorney to fight three lawsuits challenging plans for a commercial airport at the El Toro Marine base. Spitzer asked for a withdrawal of the opinion, written at Watson's request, until Atty. Gen. Dan Lungren's office could issue a formal opinion on whether Carlsbad attorney Michael Gatzke was properly hired.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1998 | JEAN O. PASCO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Attorney Michael Gatzke will continue representing the county in three lawsuits challenging the conversion of El Toro Marine Corps Air Station to a commercial airport despite a symbolic protest vote Tuesday by two supervisors. Supervisor Tom Wilson, who angered some South County constituents for voting two weeks ago to confirm Gatzke's contract, unsuccessfully attempted to persuade his colleagues for a new vote.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1998 | JEAN O. PASCO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Attorney Michael Gatzke will continue representing the county in three lawsuits challenging the conversion of El Toro Marine Corps Air Station to a commercial airport despite a symbolic protest vote Tuesday by two supervisors. Supervisor Tom Wilson, who angered some South County constituents for voting two weeks ago to confirm Gatzke's contract, unsuccessfully attempted to persuade his colleagues for a new vote.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1985 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Superior Court Judge Philip E. Schwab Jr. on Thursday set an April 19 hearing to determine whether Orange County officials violated a three-year-old court order blocking expansion of John Wayne Airport with a new plan to increase daily jet service to 73 flights.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1998 | LORENZA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seeking to undo an act that caused a political backlash among his constituents, Supervisor Tom Wilson is requesting a new vote on whether to rehire the law firm that has spearheaded the county's legal effort to create a second commercial airport in Orange County.
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April 24, 1985 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Superior Court Judge Philip E. Schwab ruled Tuesday that Orange County officials violated a three-year-old court order limiting jet flights at John Wayne Airport when they adopted a new master plan for the airport and expanded jet service to 55 flights.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1985 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
County Supervisor Thomas F. Riley was on the phone a good part of Friday morning, talking with constituents in Newport Beach about the unexpectedly quiet noise tests performed by PSA's new British Aerospace jet, the BAe-146, at John Wayne Airport. Roger Luby, a friend of the supervisor from the exclusive area near Upper Newport Bay, reported that the plane "went over with no noise," Riley said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1998 | JEAN O. PASCO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A private attorney hired to represent Orange County's plans to convert El Toro Marine Corps Air Station into a commercial airport has billed the county nearly $1 million for legal work done over a 13-month period, according to figures released Monday. The accounting for Michael Gatzke and his Carlsbad law firm, Gatzke Dillon Ballance, comes as Gatzke's work is being challenged by Supervisor Todd Spitzer. Spitzer contends that Gatzke's hiring 14 months ago by County Counsel Laurence M.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1998 | LORENZA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seeking to undo an act that caused a political backlash among his constituents, Supervisor Tom Wilson is requesting a new vote on whether to rehire the law firm that has spearheaded the county's legal effort to create a second commercial airport in Orange County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1998 | JEAN O. PASCO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A majority of county supervisors Tuesday ratified the hiring of a private attorney to represent the county in lawsuits challenging plans for a commercial airport at El Toro Marine base, rejecting assertions that the action violated state law. In a closed session that stretched to two hours, County Counsel Laurence M.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1998 | JEAN O. PASCO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A private attorney hired to represent Orange County's plans to convert El Toro Marine Corps Air Station into a commercial airport has billed the county nearly $1 million for legal work done over a 13-month period, according to figures released Monday. The accounting for Michael Gatzke and his Carlsbad law firm, Gatzke Dillon Ballance, comes as Gatzke's work is being challenged by Supervisor Todd Spitzer. Spitzer contends that Gatzke's hiring 14 months ago by County Counsel Laurence M.
NEWS
April 24, 1985 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Superior Court Judge Philip E. Schwab ruled Tuesday that Orange County officials violated a three-year-old court order limiting jet flights at John Wayne Airport when they adopted a new master plan for the airport and expanded jet service to 55 flights.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1985 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Superior Court Judge Philip E. Schwab Jr. on Thursday set an April 19 hearing to determine whether Orange County officials violated a three-year-old court order blocking expansion of John Wayne Airport with a new plan to increase daily jet service to 73 flights.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1985 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
County Supervisor Thomas F. Riley was on the phone a good part of Friday morning, talking with constituents in Newport Beach about the unexpectedly quiet noise tests performed by PSA's new British Aerospace jet, the BAe-146, at John Wayne Airport. Roger Luby, a friend of the supervisor from the exclusive area near Upper Newport Bay, reported that the plane "went over with no noise," Riley said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A Superior Court judge ordered Orange County to pay $85,000 in attorney fees in a civil case brought by an anti-airport coalition. The group had won a settlement in January from the county over its hiring of a Carlsbad attorney to do pro-airport legal work. Attorney Michael Gatzke's work had been challenged by the El Toro Reuse Planning Authority, a coalition of nine South County cities opposed to plans for a commercial airport at the closed Marine base.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1996 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An anxiously awaited court ruling on the fate of El Toro Marine Corps Air Station was postponed Friday when a San Diego Superior Court judge instead scheduled additional legal arguments in the case. Opponents and supporters of a commercial airport at the military base were disappointed by the postponement. However, they praised Judge Charles R.
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