It only makes sense that the Newport Beach Golf Course should be annexed into Newport Beach, thus uniting two pieces of Santa Ana Heights now part of Newport Beach, ("Newport takes on Heights," July 19.)
This can prevent the owners of the golf course, the county supervisors, from turning it into an airport parking lot.
Perhaps the most creative of annexation planning could be splitting up John Wayne Airport into three pieces and annexing the pieces to Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, and Irvine in proportion to each city's frontage at that county island.
Then the cities most damaged by the airplanes of John Wayne Airport could finally resolve what to do about it. It makes no sense to allow the county to harm our cities with a polluting airport in the middle of an urban area.
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Wake Up wrote on Jul 24, 2007 8:14 AM:
" Hey Donald, that "polluting airport in the middle of an urban area" was there long before the "urban area!" "
Ila Johnson wrote on Jul 24, 2007 3:24 PM:
" Wake up, you are intellectually dishonest in your statement that "that polluting airport in the middle of an urban area" was there long before the "urban area." I'm sure you well know that the airport that was "there long before the urban area" was not the airport that exists today, with its many passenger and commercial jets dumping tons of pollution on the residents below and regularly interrupting conversations in mid sentence. Where in Irvine do you live? "
Vigor wrote on Jul 26, 2007 8:33 AM:
" We seem to have too many impotent or incomptetent politicians in Newport-Mesa. How else can we explain the fact that they're not moving to find a new location for a real airport so that JWA can be returned to its crop duster days? All we're hearing is childiish complaining about JWA with no realistic solutions being offered. No wonder the folks in Irvine outsmarted our pols and got the Great Pork instead of an airport. "