We’ve received some good news — just in time for the the holidays.
The Orange County Registrar of Voters has confirmed that enough verified signatures were submitted to qualify the Referendum Petition for the ballot.
Congratulations to everyone who has supported the campaign to Save the Veterans Cemetery in the Great Park.
The next step will take place at the City Council meeting on January 9th when the City Clerk will certify the results. The council will then have three options:
- Reconsider and repeal its previous, unpopular action in support of the FivePoint zone change and development scheme;
- Honor the Referendum Petition and put its plan to replace and rezone the Veterans Cemetery in the Great Park on the City’s November 2018 election ballot, giving Irvine voters the opportunity to vote NO on the replace-and-rezone plan;
- Call a special election, perhaps in April or June, for the voters to decide — although this would entail City costs of up to $300,000, and would likely have only half the turnout of a the regularly scheduled City election in November.
We will need as many supporters as possible to attend the January 9th meeting so please put it on your calendar right now. More details to follow.
In the meantime, ICNV wishes all of our readers a great holiday!