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February 25, 2002
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- 400 words
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ORTON SUPPORTS SCHOOL BONDS; IS 'YES ON 40,' 'NO ON W'; OPPOSES WEAKENING TERM LIMITS      (ORANGE COUNTY) -- Praising Proposition 40 as a bond act with clear language that will ensure that money gets used for water cleanup, environmental protection and parkland, Assembly candidate William R. "Bill" Orton (D-Seal Beach) announced positions on 13 measures facing voters on Tuesday, March 5.
"State law allows legislative candidates to announce positions on initiatives," said Orton, declaring opposition to Measure W, which would rezone the former El Toro Marine Base as a "Great Park."
"I'm supporting Proposition 40 because it is money that will be used for identified projects," said Orton. "While a great park is a nice idea, no amount of 'negative zoning' will create the money needed to pay for the park."
Orton is "inclined to support some form of commercial airport" at El Toro, but said he does not feel airport advocates have presented an acceptable proposal yet.
"We are in a very clear need for greater cargo handling capacity in the county," said Orton. "An airport that handles airfreight and flies principally during business hours might make sense."
Orton also announced his support for school bonds in Huntington Beach City School District (DD), Anaheim Union High School (Z), Anaheim City Schools (BB), and the North Orange County Community College District (X), as well as for an infrastructure fund in Huntington Beach (FF).
Orton is also opposing Proposition 45, which would weaken the state's term limit law. "I support the current term limit law and hope that people will defeat Proposition 45," said Orton.
Orton's positions on measures before voters March 5th are:
BILL ORTON is the Democratic candidate for State Assembly in the 67th District, which covers Cypress, Huntington Beach, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Rossmoor, Seal Beach, and portions of Anaheim, Garden Grove, Stanton and Westminster.
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