Tag Archive for Veteran’s Cemetery

Pope’s Referendum Drive delivers more than 19,000 signatures to Irvine City Hall

A daunting task of gathering 12,000 signatures is tough but it appears the efforts of pro-FivePoint “volunteers” blocking efforts appears was for unsuccesful.  Veteran Ed Pope’s referendum on letting Irvine voters decide on where the Veteran’s Cemetery goes has delivered more than 19,000 signatures to Irvine City Hall today. Typically, a chunk of these are…

LOCAL VETERAN LAUNCHES GRASSROOTS CAMPAIGN TO FIGHT CITY HALL AND SAVE THE VETERANS CEMETERY

Irvine, CA,  October 13, 2017– After the Irvine City Council stunned residents by voting to abandon plans to build the Veterans Cemetery in the Great Park, and instead turn the land over to developer FivePoint Communities, Edward S. Pope, a retired teacher and veteran, launched a grassroots campaign to “fight City Hall.” Pope, a former…

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…

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…