We previously posted about the recent lawsuit filed against the UCLA hotel project based on the university’s failure to pay taxes on its various existing hotel facilities, although non-UCLA usage is allowed. Above, for example, is a screenshot of what yours truly found on the website of the UCLA Lake Arrowhead facility this morning [click on the image to enlarge]:
The text reads:
WHO CAN MEET AT THE UCLA LAKE ARROWHEAD CONFERENCE CENTER?
Note that a “learning purpose” would include just about any corporate retreat.
The only restriction is listed later on the same page:
Even neglecting the qualifying word “primarily,” the limit does not relate to university affiliation. Presumably, a UCLA faculty member’s wedding would be barred by this restriction.
One of the exhibits provided in the lawsuit is a brochure from the Arrowhead website that explicitly said that no university affiliation was required to rent the facility. That language was apparently removed after the filing of the lawsuit but you can read it at the link below. If it is really UCLA’s position that there is no problem with the manner in which it runs its hotels, why remove that language? Why is it, now-you-see-it, now-you-don’t? Just asking!