"I had a real problem with the unwillingness [of airport opponents] to move toward a compromise. Piper Cubs could be at the airport and they'd still complain. There would still be lawsuits. That's the way things are when it come to this issue."
--Supervisor William G. Steiner
"We are simply moving this to the next level. The planning process is just beginning. More of these days, weeks and months are ahead."
--Board Chairman Roger R. Stanton, after a marathon, 12-hour meeting on El Toro
"The problem I see is that I'm having a difficult time finding the truth, so I understand why the public is having trouble finding the truth as well. . . . It seems that the only way to get the technical questions [that] people have answered is to move forward in the process."
--Supervisor Don Saltarelli
"South County has been asking for representation on the Board of Supervisors for a long time. Now, I arrived and brought a message. . . . But the vote was 4 to 1."
--Supervisor Thomas W. Wilson, who voted against the El Toro plan
"The board has to understand that even though we may be out of bankruptcy, we still have to be responsible in our spending."