Monday, January 2, 2006
Anti-airport group marks its success
Staff will hold a Feb. 15 victory party and final meeting before storing paperwork.
By LAYLAN CONNELLY and JEFF ROWE
THE ORANGE COUNTY (CA) REGISTER
IRVINE – From the beginning, opponents of the airport plan at the El Toro base said they would throw a grand party once the proposal died.At last they can. It took a decade for the El Toro Reuse Planning Authority to achieve its goal – the defeat of an international, commercial airport at the old Marine base, and now a 500-person, invitation-only victory bash is scheduled for Feb. 15 at the Irvine Marriott. About the same time, the anti-airport group will meet a final time, and the coalition of 10 south-county cities then will go into “hibernation,” said ETRPA spokeswoman Meg Waters.