Irvine Supports Veterans — Not Developers
Voters sent a strong message to City Council by voting NO on B!
Measure B Defeated!
Measure B was multi-billion-dollar developer FivePoint’s attempt to move almost a million square feet of development projects from the freeway over to the Great Park, bringing 10,000 additional cars & trucks pouring onto Irvine Blvd., Sand Canyon, Jeffrey and Culver EVERY day, while pushing our approved Veterans Cemetery over to the El Toro “Y”.
Irvine veterans and our neighbors formed the NO on B campaign, taking on mega-developer FivePoint and three pro-developer Councilmembers.
Hundreds of Irvine residents joined our grassroots movement, planting NO on B signs in their front yards and using social media to warn their friends and neighbors about Measure B.
This was truly a David vs Goliath fight…and David won! Measure B was overwhelmingly defeated with 63% of Irvine voting NO on B.
Additional Cars & Trucks Pouring Into Irvine
The Council’s scheme with FivePoint unfortunately delayed construction of our Veterans Cemetery at the Great Park for a year, and threatened to make Irvine’s traffic crisis even worse.
On June 5th, Irvine voters STOPPED FivePoint’s scheme by Voting NO on Measure B.
Join the Fight
The “Yes on B” campaign was organized and bankrolled by ONE donor…and it wasn’t a veteran. It was a developer!
Developer FivePoint spent more than a million dollars on their failed attempt to pass Measure B.
We are proud of the fact that our NO on B grassroots campaign was supported by hundreds of individual donors, who contributed an average of $25. Help us pay off our final bills by making a donation.
What Irvine Veterans are Saying
This change of course by the City Council is a travesty. I’m a Vietnam era veteran and I was promised the Great Park, not a vacant lot between the 5 and 405!Edward Blackman
As a veteran of two 13-14 month tours in the war in Vietnam, I feel that the City Council is letting us down and I am so sorry that I voted for them!Pedro Chavez
I am a veteran. Irvine is my hometown. I need the Cemetery built! No more building. Enough is enough! No respect! Just money grabbers! Shame on you!Robert Kawalec
As a veteran, I want the Veterans Cemetery located in a peaceful and well planned setting, not a location selected as an after-thought that is surrounded by freeway traffic.Robert Sapinski
I am a veteran myself and believe the Cemetery should be in the Great Park and the other arrangement is a complete sham!Frank Liger
I am a retired military member who served 30 years in the Air Force. What the Irvine City Council has done is a slap in the face to all veterans living in Orange County.George Gumbrecht
The Great Park location was approved long ago after a lengthy permitting and environmental impact process. I’m a Vietnam-era veteran whose remains will probably be interred at the Vet Cemetery when my time comes. We need to back the original location without anymore delays.Timothy Hoffman
I’m both a proud US Navy veteran and a shamed resident of Irvine. The recent decision to literally give away valuable property for less valuable property to facilitate further commercial development, is unconscionable and outrageous.
I am an Army Veteran and was part of the Honor Guard for 5 years. We were excited about the Veterans Cemetery at the Great Park and disappointed that greedy City Council members would mess up a plan that was about to be implemented at the last minute like they did.Jeffrey Woo
I am a Vietnam era veteran and have served 40 years in the military. Let the veterans who have served this great nation of ours and who have sustained our freedoms have a final resting place on the historical and hallowed grounds at MCAS El Toro.Colonel A. S. Marraccino
Having served my country in both Iraq and Afghanistan, I feel the cemetery should remain on the old El Toro Marine base. I currently reside in the Great Park and would be honored to have those who served our great country interred as my neighbors.William C. Hyser
I served in Vietnam and have lived in Irvine for over 30 years. Please keep the cemetery where it was originally planned. The Great Park is here only because of the men who served and died for our country. Don’t let the builders win!Ronald Davis