Community group to propose Jefferson purchase tonight
The Westside Community Improvement Association will present to the Eureka City School Board Wednesday night before closed session at 5 pm (3200 Waldford Avenue) and request the school board work with them to see the Community’s vision to restore common ground at the abandoned school site be realized.
The self determination of the community is inspiring and overwhelming. We have been struck down so many times and literally the community comes back with pledges of financial support, offers of professional support, offers of good, services, prayers and mostly their un-yeilding desire to restore the commons on the Westside.
Those that have followed the saga know that:
1) The First blow came when the school district permanently closed the campus.
2) Then, when the community college interrupted a purchase in progress between the school district and the Redevelopment Agency.
3) Again at the 11th hour when the financial partner Northcoast Children’s Services backed out with no warning
4) and Finally, when the newly seated city council reversed the decision of the previous unanimous vote to purchase the property with redevelopment funds.