Efforts to qualify a county ballot measure focused on land-use policies at the former Fort Ord have provoked confusion, debate and highly emotional responses. It is time to set the record straight.
The stakes are high as the deadline to apply for the Federal Cemetery Grant, through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, is Aug. 15. We have been working diligently at the federal, state and local levels to make the proposed veterans cemetery a reality. Unfortunately, political infighting and constant delays have put this partnership at risk.