In January 2015, VA Secretary Bob McDonald signed a settlement agreement in a class action lawsuit (Valentini v Shinseki) regarding misuse of the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs facility. The agreement established a nonprofit, Vets Advocacy; to serve as a partner in the West LA VA master planning process.
Vets Advocacy's grassroots campaign to assist the veteran community in voicing how they’d like to see VA services provided at the West LA VA campus. With the proper veteran input, the West LA VA redevelopment plan has the potential to serve as a 21st Century blueprint for VA campuses nationwide. This is a call for all veterans to learn about West LA VA’s unique history and submit ideas for VA land use and programs in the #VATheRightWay campaign.