Anyone want to build an Airport instead?
You have to love Supervisor Todd Spitzer. He is the one who made it possible for Irvine to annex the Great Park – and now that he regrets that he is thinking of putting the whole mess to a vote again.
“If Irvine can’t make progress on the park in the next year or so, Spitzer said, he will seek to put another initiative on the ballot to ask voters whether the county should take over the project,” according to the O.C. Register.
Hey Spitzer – why not let us vote for an Airport again? Maybe this time the voters, who clearly got burned by Irvine Council Members Beth Krom and Larry Agran, as over $200 million was wasted, largely on PR for the Great Park, will vote instead for an idea that will boost Orange County’s economy?
Irvine is already home to many global corporations. Why not put a new Airport in their backyard? It won’t hurt property values – just look at John Wayne Airport. The land in adjacent Newport Beach is worth a mint!
So forget letting the County be the next bureaucracy to mismanage the Great Park. Let’s put this on the ballot and let the voters choose the Airport option, which will mean jobs, jobs and more jobs!