1) Wednesday night the Westside Community Improvement Association (WCIA) presented the Eureka City School Board with an Exclusive Right to Negotiate the purchase of Jefferson School at the School Board meeting, according to WCIA president pro tem Heidi Benzonelli. She said WCIA is optimistic that with the talents, trades, contribution and commitment from the community the project will begin to move forward. The group will meet tonight (Thursday) at 7pm at 1015 B street to discuss progress and new plans for Jefferson as well as 2 other Community Improvement projects underway. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
2) Here’s a 25-minute interview with former Eureka City Councilman Larry Glass about Jefferson School and Eureka’s west side. It starts about 6 minutes in so jump ahead unless you want to listen to the whole hour.
3) College of the Redwoods is taking a tour of Jefferson next week. See below.
On behalf of the Facility Planning Committee (FPC) I would like to extend an invitation for you to join the FPC in a tour of the Jefferson School Site. This tour will provide an opportunity for constituency groups to get a first-hand look at the former elementary school site. Steve Brown and Mike Peterson will present to discuss possible space utilization at the site, along with Arnie Herskovic from SHN who can answer questions related to structural soundness and renovation. Please forward this invitation to your constituent groups and encourage anyone interested to attend.
Where: Jefferson School Site – 1000 “B” Street, Eureka CA
When: Thursday, February 24, 2011
Time: 1:30 p.m.