Irvine Council to Decide on Supporting Veterans Cemetery Bill

A bill to create a state veterans cemetery in Orange County could get a boost this week, with the possible endorsement by Irvine council members.

Assembly Bill 1453, which was introduced by Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, D-Fullerton, would establish a state veterans cemetery in Orange County.

Plans for the Orange County Great Park, which was formerly the El Toro Marine base, already call for a veterans memorial.

Councilman Larry Agran wants his council colleagues to expand that to a veterans memorial and cemetery.

If the bill is approved by the Legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown, the project would still need funding and a specific proposal, Agran wrote in a memo to city management.

The issue is up for debate at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, which starts at 5 p.m.

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