Veterans Cemetery Location in Irvine Still Unclear

The location of Orange County’s first veterans cemetery remains unclear after the Irvine City Council directed staff to identify a site in or around the Great Park and put the project through the planning process. Councilman Jeff Lalloway brought a motion Tuesday night to reinstate original cemetery site near the heart of the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, adjacent to the Great Park. But, before it could go to a vote, Mayor Don Wagner introduced a substitute motion that directs different commissions and city staff to start studying the original site and explore other city-owned land. “Give me a site,” Wagner told Voice of OC after the meeting. “You tell me where it can be … is it a golf course (that’s slated to be built in the Great Park)?

Inquiry Clears Votes by Irvine City Commissioners

The city’s Republican council majority had ordered an investigation into votes by two commissioners who also happened to be on a competing slate of council and mayoral candidates.

Irvine to Probe Votes by City Commissioners

Republican Councilman Jeffrey Lalloway points to a lobbyist’s email as evidence that votes on an apartment project might have been tainted by campaign contributions. Democratic Councilman Larry Agran says the accusation is just another election season political attack.