|Proposed Southern California State Veterans Cemetery|
On July 22, 2014, the Irvine City Council adopted Resolution No. 14-92 expressing its intent to convey the Amended and Restated Development Agreement (ARDA) Transfer Site (at the former Marine Corps Air Station, El Toro) to the State for the purposes of creating the Southern California Veterans Memorial Park and Cemetery, subject to all necessary and appropriate studies, procedures, and agreements with the State and Federal governments. On September 27, 2014, AB 1453 was signed by Governor Brown and is effective January 1, 2015.
California Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva introduced AB 1453 in the California legislature proposing to establish a Southern California Veterans Cemetery in Orange County. The legislation, also co-sponsored by Assemblymember Donald Wagner representing the City of Irvine, signifies an initial step in a multi-agency, multi-year process led by the California Department of Veterans Affairs.
Additional information is available via the following links: Background Reference Information Including Location Maps and State Veterans Cemetery Process
Assembly Bill 1453 Contacts