Friday, August 30, 2013
Unclear Consequences of Ruling on VA Uses for UCLA Sports & Other Events
Exactly what the ruling - which is temporarily stayed for 6 months - might mean for such uses, including those by UCLA, is unclear.
Apparently, one purpose of the suit was to get the VA to do more for homeless vets, although it is unclear that it will have that consequence since the court cannot force the VA to undertake such activities. There has been some history of local residents having concerns that the VA was planning uses that might add to neighborhood traffic, etc.
You can read about the ruling at http://brentwood.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/court-rules-va-broke-law-in-west-la-property-use and http://www.latimes.com/opinion/opinion-la/la-ol-va-aclu-lawsuit-ruling-rejects-leases-20130829,0,658539.story