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Agran Keeps Playing Politics With OC Veterans Cemetery. Will Lynn Schott Join Him?

Agran Keeps Playing Politics With OC Veterans Cemetery. Will Lynn Schott Join Him?

What do Larry Agran and Lynn Schott have in common? Among other things, neither will stop playing politics with the Orange County Veterans Cemetery. The Irvine City Council voted on June 6 to approve the land-swap re-locating the Veterans Cemetery to a 125-acre site easily accessible from the 5 Freeway. It has more and more certain funding sources, the support of veterans groups that have been pressing for an OC Veterans Cemetery, and can be built more quickly. The vote…

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OC Register Dings Schott For “Still Using Larry Agran’s Playbook” On OC Veterans Cemetery

OC Register Dings Schott For “Still Using Larry Agran’s Playbook” On OC Veterans Cemetery

The Orange County Register published an editorial last week praising the Irvine City Council’s approval of the FivePoint proposal for an OC Veterans Cemetery as a “win-win-win.” The Register noted the obvious advantages of the 125-acre site: it’s cheaper and offers better access; it “fittingly straddles Marine Way” and includes “a veterans memorial on the side facing the I-5 freeway.” Instead abutting existing homes, it’s proximity is to the I-5 and -405 freeways allowing “ease of access for visitors and…

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Schott Rides The Agran Train, Opposes Building OC Veterans Cemetery More Quickly for Less Money

Schott Rides The Agran Train, Opposes Building OC Veterans Cemetery More Quickly for Less Money

Lynn Schott was 24 minutes late to the special city council meeting on what she called “the biggest land transaction in the city’s history.” She sat down just as the other council members had finished their opening statements, complaining she’d had to re-arrange her schedule, saying “I’m still wondering why we need to be here.” It was a refrain she kept repeating. “What’s the hurry?” Why are we here?” What’s the rush?” The veterans, who aren’t getting any younger and overwhelmingly…

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