Standing Up for Our Vets
Joining with his fellow veterans, community members, the Federal Building Coalition, County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, and fellow Councilman Jack Weiss, Bill called on the federal government to halt the sale, stop the threat of over-development, and use the land to benefit veterans.
"We have a sacred trust to take care of our veterans," Bill said. "We must honor their sacrifice and fulfill our commitments to them."
Bill, who served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era and is a member of the Pacific Palisades American Post 283, called for a coordinated master plan for the FBI Building, the VA property, and this Army property. He told the crowd of 200 people that the City Council would support any legal action taken by the County to stop the pending auction of the Army Reserve property.
"The federal government should not be looking to sale the VA property to help resolve the budget deficit but rather should be looking to create more services and support for the Veterans who have severed the country," Bill said.
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Field Deputy, Pacific Palisades and Brentwood