League of Women Voters of California
County of Orange
317,289 / 60.7% Yes votes ...... 205,686 / 39.3% No votes
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|Results as of Nov 12 4:00pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (2243/2243)|
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Advisory Vote Only. Prior to the transfer of ownership of MCAS El Toro, a toxic "Superfund" site, should the County demand from the Department of the Navy that the following conditions be met: 1) a complete and thorough study of the toxic contamination found or expected to be found at El Toro that incorporates and addresses the inconsistent toxic finding s of the Department of Navy's analysis, the local redevelopment authority's "GeoSyntec Report", and the City of Irvine study entitled "Navy's Underestimation of Solvent Contamination at the MCAS, El Toro"; 2)remediation costs necessary for its intended use, including identification of funds to complete removal of all toxic contamination; 3) the identification of funds to reimburse the community for any direct or consequential damages or costs the community incurs as a result of contamination; and 4) that the actual clean-up and remediation of El Toro must be completed prior to its transfer or sale?
Because this measure is advisory, it is not binding on the Board of Supervisors to make the demands it provides, nor does it require the Department of the Navy to comply with those demands, if made. Accordingly, there is no direct fiscal effect to the general fund of the County of Orange. However, if the demands were made and the Navy complied, the stream of property tax revenues that may occur due to development would be less subject to risk. Realization of these revenues could be postponed due to delays in the development resulting from the discovery of previously unknown contaminants. Neither the value of these potential tax revenues nor the likelihood of uncovering additional contaminants can be reasonably estimated at this time.
1. Provide a complete and thorough study of the toxic contamination found or expected to be found at MCAS El Toro that addresses the inconsistent findings of the prior studies provided by the Department of the Navy, the County's GeoSyntec report, and the referenced City of Irvine study;
2. Provide funding to pay for remediation costs necessary for MCAS El Toro's intended use, including identification of funds to complete removal of all toxic contamination;
3. Identify funds to reimburse the community for any direct or consequential damages or costs the community incurs as a result of contamination; and
4. Complete the actual clean up and remediation of MCAS El Toro prior to its transfer or sale.
As an advisory measure, this measure would have no legal force or mandatory effect. If approved by the voters, the measure would advise the Board of Supervisors that the voters desire that the Board make the demands noted above. It would not require the Board of Supervisors to make the demands, or the Department of the Navy to comply with the demands, if made.
A yes vote indicates that the voter desires that the Board of Supervisors make the specified demands.
|Arguments For Measure B||Arguments Against Measure B|
|Please support the Orange County referendum to
encourage the Navy to not sell any of the closed and
contaminated MCAS, El Toro until it clean of toxic waste
and meanwhile create a self-supporting, self-cleaning,
private-sector-economy stimulating, "Bren National
Park" that included:
(1) a broad wildlife habitat corridor for the California mountain lion and its food chain... joining:
(a) Chino Hills State Park, (b) Prado Dam Flood Basin, (c) Cleveland National Forest, (d) Don Bren 53,000 acre "nature preserves", and (e) Crystal Cove State Park
(2) a lease-paying, five-star luxury California Mission style destina- tion-resort/lodge concession,
(3) a lease-paying university concession, e.g. managed by Fullerton Junior College,
(4) a lease-paying reasonable-international-nonintrusive-"V" configura- tion-airport (http://www.ocxeltoro.com) concession, e.g. managed by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) with its international airline treaties,
(5) subsidized low-cost housing and office-space/facilities for:
(a) park rangers, (b) fire fighters, (c) university professors & staff (c) lodge and airport workers, (d) INS and Customs officers, (e) federal security inspectors, (f) air-cargo sorters/students, (g) US Postal Service workers, (h) low-paid airport/airline workers and (h) the Nature Conservancy managers of the 53,000 acre "Nature Preserve" created by Don Bren in combination with the Cleveland National Forest.
Lease payments from concessions can be split appropriately between the on-going federal Superfund clean-up and water-quality costs; low cost housing subsidies; MCAS, Tustin-Hanger, veteran-museum costs; and the Orange County General Fund for wild-fire protection and local community parks.
|No argument against this measure was submitted.|