Councilmember Jeff Lalloway introduced an agenda item, directing staff to immediately commence construction of the previously approved Veterans Cemetery in the Great Park — beginning with demolition, cleanup, and site preparation — in accordance with the approved 333-page CalVet design and Concept Plan.  To read Councilmember Lalloway’s memo and agenda item, click here.

The meeting included hundreds of Irvine residents who spoke for nearly three hours in support of Councilmember lalloway’s motion.

Shamefully, Mayor Donald Wagner and Councilmembers Christina Shea and Melissa Fox ignored the voters’ mandate, rejected the motion and then passed a substitute motion that will keep the Veterans Cemetery in red tape for years to come.

The meeting ended with chants for a recall!