State agencies now move forward with studying a site at Gypsum Canyon and producing a cost-estimate for how much the cemetery site costs.
If Newsom signs the bill, state agencies can begin studying a potential home for the cemetery in Gypsum Canyon.
The new plan lays out 300 acres of new amenities, but some question whether the city is moving too fast on a park that’s over two decades in the making.
The new plan looks to develop the park into something more than sports fields, something local residents have voiced concerns about for years.
The next step is for the California Department of Veterans Affairs to study the county’s proposed site in Anaheim. One state legislator said the cemetery could be opened by 2024.
A state senate committee could move a bill forward Tuesday that would bring Orange County closer to building its first veterans cemetery.
Why we haven’t had the grand opening of the Veterans Memorial Park & Cemetery on the ARDA site at the Great Park has nothing to do with pondering, debate or resident opposition. It has to do with developer influence over the Irvine City Council and a network of supportive surrogates.
CA Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk Silva and Senator Tom Umberg talk about merging competing legislation that could create an OC veterans cemetery as early as August.
Officials say the plan wouldn’t take any land away from the veteran burials at the cemetery.
While the roughly decade-long fight for a veterans cemetery ended, a new battle is starting to grow over what to do with 125 acres of empty land.