Author: ICNV Staff
Independence Day, also called Fourth of July, is America’s annual celebration of nationhood. It’s a time to come together as Americans to honor our revolutionary history — and our military — through parades, concerts filled with patriotic music, and awe-inspiring fireworks.
Here at ICNV, we want to take this opportunity to reaffirm our continuing commitment to honor local veterans and their families through our steadfast support for a Veterans Memorial Park & Cemetery on the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station here in Irvine.
After 15 months, Irvine City Hall has finally reopened to the public!
Residents are welcome to participate in-person at City Council meetings to make sure their voices are heard on critical matters.
The citizens of Irvine can once again directly tell the Mayor and Council how they feel about issues facing the City.Read More
A Year After the City Rezoned the ARDA Site Exclusively for the Veterans Memorial Park, Will the Council Finally Move Forward?
Five years ago, the 125-acre ARDA site at the Great Park had been planned, designed, and approved by the State for a Veterans Memorial Park & Cemetery. Just as construction was set to begin, Irvine land developer FivePoint intervened with their own plan — a backroom political deal to block construction on the ARDA site so that FivePoint could grab the multi-million-dollar property to build massive office, commercial, and industrial projects.
Frustrated by years of delays, 19,790 Irvine residents signed an initiative petition designating the ARDA site as the only property legally available for a Veterans Memorial Park. In May 2020, the City Council adopted the initiative, making it the binding law of the City. So, when will construction begin?Read More