El Toro civil airport plans challenged

 - May 27, 2008, 9:42 AM

Plans for a regional airport at the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station in Orange County, Calif., face a hurdle in the form of an initiative on the March 6 election ballot that would specifically bar any aviation-related use of the base. Despite the electoral challenge, the county is proceeding with El Toro Airport development. Preliminary planning for the facility’s passenger terminal has begun, but construction is at least two years away.