Irvine City Council Meeting: ”Item 5.3 consideration of Councilmember Agran’s request to convey specific city property to the State for purposes of creating the Southern California Veterans Memorial Park and Cemetery” in furtherance of AB 1453, putting the City “one giant step closer to the earliest possible realization of the Southern California Veterans Memorial Park and Cemetery at the Great Park.”

Adopted unanimously was Agran’s motion (seconded by Councilmember Jeff Lalloway) resolving to convey to the State the 125-acre “ARDA Transfer Site” at the Great Park.

This meeting was attended by a large contingent of veterans organized by Bill Cook and others, who spoke movingly of their service and the need for a Veterans Cemetery at the Great Park (the former MCAS El Toro) which was described as the “perfect site.”

City Council Video & Minutes
At 1:16:38 on the video, Mr. Cook talks about the ARDA (Great Park) site