The 1985 Settlement Agreement formalized consensus between the County of Orange, the City of Newport Beach, the Airport Working Group (AWG) and Stop Polluting Our Newport (SPON) on the nature and extent of facility and operational improvements that could be implemented at John Wayne Airport through 2005.
In 2003, the original four signators approved a series of amendments to the Settlement Agreement that allowed for additional facilities and operational capacity and continued to provide environmental protections for the local community through 2015. Click
for key provisions of the 1985 Settlement Agreement and the 2003 amendments.
Since early 2012, the four signators have been discussing a second extension to the Settlement Agreement. The parties have reached agreement on the definition of a
"proposed project" and project alternatives to be analyzed pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act. For a description of the proposed project and alternatives click
here and for
FAQs about the proposed extension of the John Wayne Airport Settlement Agreement, please click here.