I like the 2019 idea. It fits into the timeline and it's not too far into the future. I haven't seen the Veronica Mars movie, but if she graduated in 2006 and i's 10 years later it must be 2016. Things should just go with it, we understand the time differences.
It's like changing the timeline of Star Trek because we now have tech more advance than they did 2290 or whenever TOS takes place in. Yeah I'm on a Star Trek forum and don't remember.