Today, the citizens’ committee to Build the Great Park Veterans Cemetery began work gathering the signatures necessary to qualify their Initiative for the ballot.

The volunteer-driven campaign has enlisted scores of Irvine residents to help gather the 15,000 signatures required.

Volunteers have begun gathering signatures all weekend at public libraries, City parks, and local shopping centers.

Although the committee officially has 180 days to complete the task, campaign leaders believe they will gather the necessary signatures much sooner.