In the latest twist in a long battle over the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ campus in West Los Angeles, the Brentwood School and L.A. city park officials are considering expanding the veteran services they offer as part of their controversial land-use agreements with the VA.
The negotiations follow a scathing audit from the VA inspector general’s office, which found that the VA continues to misuse its 388-acre campus with land use pacts that do not principally serve veterans.
In response, the VA has revoked the land-use license of a summer Shakespeare theater company. A parrot refuge, a youth soccer league and the American Red Cross are in the process of vacating the campus, officials said.
Megan Flanz, the VA’s executive director of the campus rebuilding master plan, said last week that the agency has until September to decide whether to modify or terminate the Brentwood School’s lease on the campus.