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Ad Hoc State Veterans Cemetery Committee

On March 11, 2014, the Irvine City Council adopted Resolution No. 14-27, which, in part, supports the passage of AB 1453 to establish a Southern California Veterans Cemetery in Orange County and expressed the City Council’s interest in providing land to develop a State veterans cemetery. Subsequently, the City Council voted to establish an Ad Hoc State Veterans Cemetery Committee. 

The Irvine Ad Hoc State Veterans Cemetery Committee was formed to evaluate potential sites for a State veteran’s cemetery and to develop and provide recommendations to the City Council. The Ad Hoc Committee was also tasked to discuss affordable housing opportunities for military veterans.

Supporting Department
City Manager’s Office

Advisory only

Committee Membership

    • Steven Choi, Mayor
    • Jeffrey Lalloway, Mayor Pro Tem
    • Bill Cook, Chairperson, Orange County Veterans Memorial Park Committee
    • Isabelle Krasney, Chairperson, Orange County Veterans Employment Committee
    • Stephen Jorgensen, Assistant Deputy Secretary, Veterans Memorials & Cemeteries,
      California Department of Veterans Affairs
    • Five Point Communities Management, Inc. Representative


At this time, no further meetings of the Ad Hoc State Veterans Cemetery Committee have been scheduled. 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 the final passage of Assembly Bill 1453 (AB 1453) and the Governor’s signature, and further subject to all necessary and appropriate studies, procedures, and agreements with the State and Federal governments.

Please click here for more information on the proposed Southern California State Veterans Cemetery and AB 1453.

Click to view Agendas (including presentations) and Minutes.

For questions, please contact Veronica Dolleschel in the City Manager's Office at vdolleschel@cityofirvine.org.