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transform Marine Corps Air Station El Toro into a highly complex urban center that emphasizes high-technology industries, providing a mix of residential, retail, and office uses. The newly created activities, including shopping, dining, entertainment, office, and residential areas, would have a much higher probability to attract new consumers as well as new investments. With such a variety of offers aggregate demand (total spending: Consumption + Investment + Government Spending + (Exports – Imports)) should increase. Besides increasing the consumption, the Millennium Plan would decrease unemployment, by producing higher quality jobs than the airport plan. All these factors would contribute to an increase in the County’s GDP. The average salary from the Plan jobs will be

significantly higher than the jobs generated by the airport. As pointed out earlier, this project will also provide 6,000homes priced for a range of incomes. In addition, the commercial property values would not decrease, because of the distance from an airport. Another argument pro-Plan states that the project would improve road conditions, by building them in all directions, allowing most of the cross-traffic from local communities to be contained within the site. The project also takes into account the issue of habitat preserves, by creating a special district containing neighborhood parks, greenway linkages, and recreational trails. Presented with all the facts, I believe that the best solution to this controversial issue is to throw away the plans for a new airport and

concentrate on the one that already exists. If the demand truly exists, we should allow the airlines to sell as many of the empty seats as they can, without adding a single airplane that would possibly bother Newport Beach. Furthermore, unlike building a new airport, this added capacity will come at almost no cost to the taxpayers and no pain to the residents. If the Millennium Plan were to be executed, there would result in a significant positive stimulation to the economy. The only downside to this project is that people would have drive a little bit further to the already existing airport. Another economical factor that could prevent the positive results would be that people did not respond to the project as expected. Yet, this is quite doubtful, if one looks at the demand for

jobs as well as housing, now and in the future. Table 1: Noise Chart dB(A)Overall LevelCommunity Noise LevelsHome and Industry Levels 120Uncomfortably LoudMilitary jet aircraft take offOxygen torch 110Turbo-fan aircraft at takeoffRock band 100Very LoudBoeing 747 at one nautical mile 90Boeing 737 at one nautical mileNewspaper press 80Car washFood blender 70Moderately LoudPassenger Car at 20 feetVacuum cleaner 60Air conditioning unitDishwasher 50QuietLarge transformers at 100 feet 40Bird calls 10Just audible 0Threshold of hearing Table 2: Millennium Plan Maximum Intensity Build-outLower Intensity Build-out On site employment50,00041,000 Total employment99,00081,000 Land Sales Revenue$1,054,900,000$919,200,000 Total Output$10.2 – 10.6 Billion$8.3 – $8.6 Billion Total Income$3.6

– 3.7 Billion$2.9 – 3.0 Billion Fiscal Impact$6,900,000$6,400,000