California has mismanaged its veterans home properties, audit finds

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California has “mismanaged” properties where its state-run veterans homes are located, failing to charge market rents to private users and shortchanging programs that should benefit from the leases, a state audit concluded Tuesday.

The head of the California Department of Veterans Affairs agreed with the findings and said changes would be made, while a leading state lawmaker said Tuesday she was pursuing legislation to make sure the properties were handled properly.

The department oversees eight residential facilities in the state that provide rehabilitative and medical care to California military veterans, and the surrounding acres are managed by the state Department of General Services.

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One Response to California has mismanaged its veterans home properties, audit finds

  1. William Hicks January 30, 2019 at 4:21 am

    Isn’t Jacqui Irwin supposed to be an outspoken advocate for Veterans? Where has she been during this debacle?

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