The agreement, which was unanimously approved, will grant CSFU a10-year lease at the former Air Wing Headquarters. The universityplans to sink $1.5 million in repairs into the 46,000-sf facility,which was built in 1986. A six-month period has been granted toCSFU, so that it can draw up renovation plans. During this time,the university is free to withdraw from the agreement. Rent for thefirst five years of the lease will be set at $56,000 a month, witha $12,000 monthly credit given for repairs.

The decision to grant CSFU a lease comes just two weeks aftercounty supervisors approved the environmental impact report for theproposed El Toro airport-convention. Now that it has been approved,the federal government can turn over much of the former El ToroMarine Base to the county for the purpose of building the airport.Opponents of the El Toro plan, however, are pushing to get aninitiative on March's ballot that would turn the former base into apark.

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