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Westwood Group Sues Saying UCLA Hotel Project is Unfair

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A group called Save Westwood Village (LOL!) has filed a lawsuit to stop UCLA's proposed hotel and conference center project, slated for the site of Parking Structure Six on campus. The group alleges "the seven-story project will waste public funds and contains 'a hidden and improper subsidy' by avoiding tax payments and being partly financed through tax-exempt bonds," according to the LA Times. It adds that "existing UCLA guesthouses and visitor centers already break laws by not charging overnight guests occupancy taxes." SWV wants the UC regents to take back their approvals for the Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference and Event Center. Work is set to start this summer and finish up in 2016. Westwood hoteliers are already on the record as hating this project--they've been freaking out about the potential competition.
· Critics sue over UCLA hotel plans [LAT]
· Westwood Hoteliers Fighting UCLA's Campus Hotel Plans [Curbed LA]

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