At the June 5th Primary Election, Irvine voters will have the opportunity to vote against a horrible Irvine ordinance that was passed by the City Council on October 10th, that would rezone 125 acres of Great Park property along Irvine Boulevard, for 812,000 square feet of commercial office and industrial projects, probably the worst location in Irvine for such a development.
That awful ordinance, that would also push the planned and approved Veterans Cemetery out of the Great Park to a location adjacent to the I-5/I-405 interchange (El Toro “Y”), will now be called Measure B. The Council was forced to put their development scheme with FivePoint (Measure B) on the ballot by the 19,164 fed-up Irvine voters who signed the Referendum Petition a few months ago.
Below is the Argument Against Measure B that will appear in the voter pamphlet that will accompany the Sample Ballot to be mailed out in a few weeks. Vote early!
For the first time in decades, on June 5th Irvine voters will decide on the future growth and development of our City.
- Your NO vote on Measure B will STOP three Irvine City Councilmembers from giving away — to giant developer FivePoint Communities — the 125-acre site in the Great Park that our City dedicated four years ago for creation of a peaceful, beautiful Veterans Cemetery.
- Your NO vote on Measure B will also STOP accompanying zone changes that permit FivePoint to build 812,000 square feet of massive office, commercial, manufacturing and industrial development in the Great Park, adding more than 8,000 car and truck trips every day on Irvine Boulevard, Sand Canyon, Jeffrey, and throughout Irvine.
- Your NO vote on Measure B will make sure the Southern California Veterans Cemetery is built in the Great Park, as planned, designed and approved by the City of Irvine, CalVet, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The project has been “construction-ready” for a year.
Most important: Your NO vote on Measure B paves the way for Councilmembers Jeff Lalloway and Lynn Schott to re-introduce their resolution to immediately commence construction of the Veterans Cemetery within the Great Park, as originally planned and promised. Once built, the Veterans Cemetery will be operated and maintained in perpetuity by the State, at no cost to the City.
Voter beware! Measure B, drafted for FivePoint’s benefit by three pro-developer Councilmembers, will move the planned Veterans Cemetery three miles away — to FivePoint’s deceitfully named “Strawberry Fields” site — at the I-405 and I-5 interchange, one of the busiest, most congested and polluted stretches of freeway in the nation.
Please join with your 19,164 Irvine neighbors who signed the Referendum Petition that gives you the opportunity to Vote NO on Measure B. For information and official documents, go to: www.VoteNOonIrvineMeasureB.com.