No trespassing at Jefferson School
Eureka’s west side residents report that Jefferson School and grounds are now covered with no trespassing signs following the City Council’s decision to pull out of escrow.
Volunteers with the Westside Community Improvement Association have been care-taking the property for more than a year, including picking up garbage, mowing lawns, and chasing off ne’er-do-wells to keep the neighborhood clean and safe. Now it appears insult is being heaped upon injury by forcing an unkempt, blighted property to deteriorate before their eyes.
Many supporters of the purchase spoke of Jefferson as being the “heart” of the west side at Tuesday’s Council meeting. It appears the Eureka City School district is acting out of spite. Perhaps this is why parents in Eureka take their kids out side the city or to charter schools for their education.