The first of 15 $10,000 installments went out to CJ&E on April 1. The agreement says the money will "complete polling, develop messages/strategy, obtain legal analysis of activities to ensure compliance with agreement, and [for] state and federal lobbying."

The council also awarded $120,000 to the Airport Working Group to fund pro-airport litigation and something vaguely described as "support[ing] our efforts to extend the [John Wayne Airport] settlement agreement." The remaining $3.3 million in city funds will be doled out "only after existing funds have been spent on permitted activities."

Proctor didn't participate in the March 27 vote because he was, according to his spokeswoman, "out of town."

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