While no decision has been made on the back nine holes of the Newport Beach Golf Course, supporters seem confident they've gotten their message across. When golfers learned last month that John Wayne Airport officials were considering a plan to turn the back nine — which is on county-owned land — into parking for the airport, they began blasting elected officials.
Now they've got formal support from the Newport Beach City Council, which voted to urge Orange County Supervisors to preserve the golf course.
All that remains is to convince Orange County Supervisors, and they've got one on their side. Supervisor John Moorlach, whose district includes the golf course, said he won't support getting rid of the course — but he saidit's not only up to him.
"I have no desire to pave over those nine holes," he said. "On the other side of the coin, nothing has been brought to the supervisors yet and I'm not going to tell a department head how to run his shop."
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