On June 23rd, the Irvine City Council failed to approve Councilmember Melissa Fox’s motion to begin construction of the Veterans Memorial Park and Cemetery, and also to begin the complex negotiation for transfer of the ARDA site to CalVet.  Although the vote was 2-2, with Councilmembers Anthony Kuo and Michael Carroll opposed, Mayor Christina Shea said she opposed the motion and left the meeting before the vote.

Irvine City Council Meeting (June 23, 2020): Plan to Build the Veterans Memorial Park & Cemetery