CONGRESSMAN LIEU STATEMENT ON RELEASE OF MASTER PLAN FOR WEST LOS ANGELES VA

October 16, 2015
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County)  issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ release of a preliminary Master Plan to revitalize the West Los Angeles VA campus.

“The draft Master Plan is an integral first step in developing a roadmap for the future of the West LA VA campus.  But the important work has just begun.  VA Secretary Robert McDonald has set a 45-day public comment period during which all stakeholders will be invited to share their vision for the current and future uses of the VA campus.  No one knows the property better than our Veterans who use it and the neighbors who surround it - their input is invaluable.

I would like to encourage Veterans, Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs), community leaders, neighbors and elected officials to review the draft plan and submit their suggestions about the needs of Veterans and how the West LA VA can directly benefit them.

The next steps in this process will be the most crucial.  We must come together to develop a more specific plan with clear directives for implementation of the final Master Plan.  It is critical we create irreversible momentum to deliver the services and housing for the Veterans of Los Angeles County.  We owe them no less.”

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