Published On: Wed, Jun 23rd, 2021

Irvine Halts Plans for Veteran’s Cemetery

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City council in Irvine, Calif. took no action to construct a Veteran’s Memorial Park and Cemetery at the Orange County Great Park, following long debates paired with mixed opinions from the public. Council held a June 22 presentation about two potential Great Park sites for the cemetery. Both are on the El Toro Marine Base. The first site is called Amended and Restated Development Agreement (ARDA), and the other is a land parcel zoned for a golf course. Councilmember Larry Agran, a longtime supporter of the ARDA site, proposed a resolution to begin construction there by September. The proposal received no support from fellow councilmembers “I am going to continue to press forward with my resolution,” Agran told The Epoch Times on June 23. “I’m going to try to bring it up again at the council or the Great Park board meetings that we hold once a month.” The resolution would have directed the city manager to determine the first stages of a plan to develop the ARDA site—including demolition, cleanup and site …

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