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CalVet Throws Some Water on the “Fast Track” for Strawberry Fields Site; and Bill Cook Takes Offense

For those disappointed in the decision by the Irvine City Council to swap Veteran’s Cemetery sites, two pieces of news.  The state legislature amended previous legislation authorizing the new site in record time.  And CalVet throws some water on those thinking development of the new site will begin almost immediately. First: Two budget trailer bills…

CalVet: We Haven’t Weighed in on Land swap

Last August, Bill Cook of the OC Veterans Memorial Park Foundation, sent a letter to the Irvine City Council in support of a land swap for the Veteran’s Cemetery and Memorial.  In the letter, Cook says the “CalVet/DGS…presented the details of a privately funded alternative proposal. We can report it (CalVet/DGS) found favor, as it required no additional…

Land Swap for Vet’s Cemetery Rears Its Ugly Head Again

Irvine Council member Christina Shea (R-Five Points) is bringing up a proposed land swap for the Veterans Cemetery and Memorial yet again at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. What the nutshell: FivePoints CEO Emile Haddad wants to swap industrial land not worth all that much acre for acre in exchange for prime land where the cemetery…