Council kills Jefferson School project
The Eureka City Council voted 4-1 tonight to withdraw from purchase of Jefferson School. The issue dominated the meeting, but in the end, Councilman Mike Newman prevailed with his argument that the purchase would be “speculative.”
Meanwhile the pie-in-the-sky idea that College of the Redwoods will — despite its financial problems — buy the property and set up shop in a neighborhood that doesn’t want it sounds rock solid. Ahem.
Whatever happens, the City of Eureka will have no “skin in the game,” as former Councilman Jeff Leonard put it. Instead, it will be on the outside looking in with little say in the outcome.