During the holiday season (when they thought that nobody was paying attention) the Irvine City Council’s two unelected members — Mayor Christina Shea and Councilman Michael Carroll — pushed ahead with yet another scheme to derail and defeat the Veterans Memorial Park & Cemetery at the Great Park “ARDA” site.

At the November 26, 2019 City Council meeting, two days before Thanksgiving, the Council — led by Shea and Carroll — voted to rezone the City-owned, 125-acre ARDA site at the Great Park for massive office, commercial and industrial development intended to net hundreds of millions of dollars for their favorite billion-dollar-developer, FivePoint.