JEFF MARSEE: Outta here
College of the Redwoods Prez Jeff Marsee will take a job at San Joaquin Delta College, according to a report from Stockton, and say goodbye to his contentious days in Humboldt County.
So where does this leave the CR’s interest in Jefferson School? CR staff is scheduled to tour the former elementary school site on Thursday.
Westside residents in Eureka are not impressed with CR’s — and specifically Marsee’s — inconsistent message about whether it’s interested in buying Jefferson. The residents have been clear that they don’t want CR in their neighborhood. Below is an email sent anonymously to the Humboldt Herald this morning.
Nearly 1 year ago, Jeff Marsee President of College of the Redwoods said at a public meeting at Eureka city hall, “If the community doesn’t support us coming to Jefferson, we won’t come”. Again, about 4 months ago at a CR board of Trustees meeting, Mr. Marsee said he would stay out of the way and allow the Community to realize their vision. But obviously he was busy behind the scenes interfering with the process and lobbying the new council’s support for the CR proposal.
Just because the City Council did not support the Communities Proposal does not mean that vision is dead. In fact, it is now even better, stronger and has nothing but unyielding positive support from an ever-growing majority of Eurekans.
Mr. Marsee needs a reminder. We are the Community and We Do Not Support CR’s Proposed Intensified Use of this Neighborhood Facility!
There will be a public tour of Jefferson School Thursday at 1:30. Come see how well the community’s vision of a Multi-Use Community Center, Elementary Education, Literacy Services, Community Meeting rooms and a Commercial Kitchen fits the building and see the proposed area for the community gardens and visualize ” a Green PARK where CR’s Black PARKING LOT is proposed. Remember how well children’s and neighborhood resources fit in this site and how sorely they are missed.
Let’s share our vision with the CR facilities coordinating team, the visiting public and rally support for this Community Project. Thursday 2/24 1:30 Jefferson 1000 B Street.