UCLA's $162M Hotel Plan Wastes Public Funds, Suit Says

Law360, Los Angeles (April 5, 2013, 4:38 PM EDT) -- UCLA's proposed $162 million, 250-room hotel and conference center on its Westwood campus has unlawful tax exemptions, will waste public funds and would lack financial viability if it were required to pay taxes on the property, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in California state court.

The 29-page complaint, filed by a nonprofit called Save Westwood Village, asks a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge to halt the project, on which construction is scheduled to begin this summer and be completed by 2016. The hotel and...
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