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Jefferson School up for bids

Buyers interested in Jefferson School can place their bids with the Eureka City School board at a special 4:30pm meeting today. The minimum bid is $600,000.

College of the Redwoods will not bid on the school, as noted in the Times-Standard.

If you would like to help the Westside Community Improvement Association in their efforts to buy the school, a fund in their name has been started at the Humboldt Area Foundation, 373 Indianola Road Bayside, CA 95524, phone (707) 442 2993.

  1. Schwingerkönig
    April 6, 2011 at 6:36 am

    I don’t think the neighborhood association is going to like the outcome…

    And the winner is…”B Street Condos, LLC”

  2. Plain Jane
    April 6, 2011 at 7:05 am

    It’s going to be interesting to see which developers bid and track their campaign contributions to the city council.

  3. Ed
    April 6, 2011 at 7:35 am

    Yeah, go for it developers, folks are just lining up to buy new homes.

  4. "HENCHMAN OF JUSTICE"
    April 6, 2011 at 7:42 am

    The developers are gonna have to install Infrared technology video surveillance systems to catch all the grafiti artists who will have fun on those new improvements. Afterall, it is not as if a new bridge is poured every day for the grafiti artists. I especially like the new paint scheme on the Mad River Bridge construction project. Well see if after last year’s grafiti hit, if the state and contractor got smart and installed cameras. If not, well stupid folks wasting tax dollars again by not spending less to save more or avoid “PAYING MORE”. Oh, I forgot, VANDALISMS mean more work for the unioners, so no complaints or measures to stop that which creates unionized and prevailing wage work in order for gubbamint to falsely increase societal values and costs and wages, etc…. Afterall, is it not numbers that gubbamint always falls back on after laws?

    JL

  5. Mitch
    April 6, 2011 at 7:45 am

    I hope lawyers are watching. I hope any parties who have gamed the system illegally are caught. Let the fines pay for the neighborhood’s purchase of Jefferson, impeach any politicians who have been bribed, and send any criminals involved to jail.

    If a local journaliist wants to earn an award and some well-deserved gratitude, let him or her do the grunt work to expose anything needing exposure.

    Maybe this has all been above board, but it sure doesn’t smell that way.

  6. High Finance
    April 6, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Mitch, you have any proof or logic or names behind your silly speculations ?

    If so, please give us the benefit of your wisdom and knowledge. If not, then join Jeffrey in the Hall of Shame.

    Exactly who on earth would “game” who and why would they ?

  7. "HENCHMAN OF JUSTICE"
    April 6, 2011 at 8:17 am

    Oh, so now, all-of-a-sudden, Hi Fi @ 8:00 am wants to enjoin me in his bifurcated conjectures of love and tendernesses.

    Wow, there is a first time for anything when the truth finally sinks into the offended one’s mindset, but that a response appropriate and direct to the issue/argument/claim at debate won’t be rendered by the offended one, just some crackpot “Dorothy in Wonderland” playwrite word usage.

    Pesky little bed bug HiFi can be – nothing that a myst of Miconazole Nitrate won’t dysinfect for those areas tinea bugs like to fester. Itch away……….

    JL

  8. Mitch
    April 6, 2011 at 8:19 am

    HiFi,

    I have no proof and no names behind my silly speculation. As I said, all I have to go on is the stench.

    I don’t have the money to pay private investigators, and I don’t have the time to do it myself. If only there were a newspaper.

  9. hi finance low morals
    April 6, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Some members of the current council voted to kill the City of Eureka’s purchase of the former school site for the community, which forced to sale to public bid. Some of these same members are reportedly part of a group of “investors” that want to buy the property. Illegal, maybe not, but very unethical and typical of Eureka!

  10. April 6, 2011 at 9:04 am

    To those people who ranted on this very blog about how CR was going to buy the property:

    Stop eating your meals with lead utensils and plates.

    How the hell is a community college in the broke-ass state of California going to find the money to… ah forget it.

    I have all the admiration for the residents of the West Side and the pride they demonstrate for their neighborhood. It is sad when a dream appears to be on a death bed, but I still have hope. Those people on the West Side are an inspiration, even in the face of some people like High Finance who will no doubt have wet dreams at the thought of a grass roots organization falling short of its goal.

  11. Anonymous
    April 6, 2011 at 9:18 am

    This will be delicious irony. The neighbors scared away a prospective neighbor who would have saved the building, created a playground and decreased neighborhood crime with better street lighting and more upstanding eyeballs on the street during the day and early evening.

    The neighbors made their bed and they’ll be sleeping in it for the first time tonight. I’m not sorry to say, I’ll be laughing when I hear who won the bid. This was community activism at its worst, and now it’s all come tumbling down.

  12. Goldie
    April 6, 2011 at 9:31 am

    According to channel 3 Westside Community Improvement Association has the $600,000 and the blessing and support of College of the Redwoods.

  13. Curley
    April 6, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Good deal. The City didn’t need to buy it for them after all.

  14. Anonymous
    April 6, 2011 at 9:45 am

    $600K is the starting bid. The neighbors can’t compete with developers. The neighbors have destroyed their neighborhood.

  15. Mitch
    April 6, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Looks like 9:41 and 9:45 are contradicting one another, no? Does Eureka City Schools now have to sell to the high bidder?

  16. Anonymous
    April 6, 2011 at 10:16 am

    The Eureka school board would be in violation of its responsibilities if it didn’t accept the highest bidder. There would be nothing short of a revolt by parents in the form of a recall of the board. Our schools are hurting too much not to get every last dime out of that property.

    The board would be saying, ohh, well, let’s accept the lesser neighborhood offer. An extra $30K isn’t worth it. WHAT? You mean employing a music or art or reading or math intervention teacher for another year — or at least some portion of the year — isn’t worth it? And, that’s a conservative example. You know a developer can outbid the neighbors by a great deal more money.

    The price difference translates into tangible help for our kids in a very big way. Yes, I would do everything in my power to recall any board member who violates the trust we’ve placed in them. The first priority is the well-being of all kid in the district, and that well-being is clearly in getting the most of the building, not bringing in another charter school to destroy our district.

  17. Mitch
    April 6, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Gosh, 10:16, I thought the schools were happy to have accepted the city’s offer last year. Is that not true?

    Why didn’t it have to go to auction when the city was willing to purchase the property?

    Does Eureka City Schools have any other responsibilities towards the city and its citizens beyond getting the most for their former property?

    What if the top bidder were a casino, or a toxic waste handling facility? Would it be appropriate to transfer the school property to them? (Maybe you think so.)

  18. April 6, 2011 at 10:39 am

    If only we could go back to the days when bribery was illegal, and public officials were fired for lying.

  19. Heidi
    April 6, 2011 at 10:49 am

    We always said we’d do our best :) And as of March 30, Westside Community Improvement Association is recognized by the Secretary of State as a California Non-Profit Corporation. Donations can also be made directly to us.

    Westside Community Improvement Association Inc.
    P.O.Box 5315
    Eureka, CA 95502

    Now, forgive me, but I am a little busy today :)
    Heidi

  20. Heidi
    April 6, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Hey my gravatar

  21. Anonymous
    April 6, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Well, Mitch, that’s because the chance to buy government property is offered first to other facets of government. Public school means government-owned school. It is literally the same everywhere else.

    Oh and a “toxic waste handling facility”? You, like so many others who frequent this site are off your rocker. How abut picking one of the 10,000 possabilities that are even remotely likely, rather than the two that I would bet my left testicle wouldn’t happen.

    A bridge could just fall out from under you while driving over it, but I’ll bet that doesn’t stop you. Why not? Because you know how far out in left field that notion is.

    Get a grip

  22. skippy
    April 6, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Some very interesting postings happened today. Thank you, everyone. These posts stood out:

    Plain Jane succinctly writing: “It’s going to be interesting to see which developers bid and track their campaign contributions to the city council.” …Yes.

    HFLM teasingly noting: “Some members of the current council voted to kill the City of Eureka’s purchase of the former school site for the community, which forced to sale to public bid. Some of these same members are reportedly part of a group of “investors” that want to buy the property.” …Reportedly?

    Goldie informatively added: “According to channel 3 Westside Community Improvement Association has the $600,000 and the blessing and support of College of the Redwoods.” …Wow.

    Are there more factual details? More information, if any, is needed. This reader would like to hear more.

  23. Curley
    April 6, 2011 at 11:43 am

    I’d like to know if there are ANY factual details. Where was it reported that some members of the City Council are part of of a group of investors that want to buy the property? If true it’s scandalous and if not it’s a lie and shameful to allege.

  24. What Now
    April 6, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Maybe Arkley, Figas and HiFried can purchase it and ship it overseas!

  25. High Finance
    April 6, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    I don’t know about the others, but the fool posting at 8.30am is “off his rocker”.

    Scurrilous charges, like those made at 8.30am and by Mitch are easily made without any evidence of any kind. But those same low class people never apologize later when they are proven wrong again and again.

    Heidi, losing your avatar is what you get when you post annonymously and pretend you have a crowd of supporters.

  26. Mitch
    April 6, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    So, 11:01, I hope what you’re saying is that the city’s pulling its support from the Westside group did, indeed, reduce the Westside group’s chance of obtaining the property, even if it could have provided the city with reimbursement for the money the city would have had to front. And I hope your IP address is recorded.

  27. Mitch
    April 6, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Being called low-class by HiFi is a true honor. Thank you.

  28. Anonymous
    April 6, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    10:16 here. Allow me to address Mitch’s latest ill-informed questions.

    I thought the schools were happy to have accepted the city’s offer last year. Is that not true?

    After CR was pushed away, the city was only government bidder. So, yes, the school board would have been *legally required* to be, as you put it, “happy” to accept the city’s offer.

    Why didn’t it have to go to auction when the city was willing to purchase the property?

    Because the school board is bound by law to offer the property to other public agencies first. When disposing of any possession over a certain dollar value — be it an abandoned school facility or a broken student desk — there is a chain of opportunity that dictates who can buy said property before it is offered to the general public for sale.

    Does Eureka City Schools have any other responsibilities towards the city and its citizens beyond getting the most for their former property?

    Eureka City Schools’ first and greatest responsibility to to assure the best education possible for its students. Due to the financial crisis, its first and greatest responsibility is to fetch the most money it can from the Jefferson property. God could float down from the heavens and ask to use the school, but if God isn’t ponying up the most cash to serve as a tourniquet as our schools bleed out, then no, not even God gets that school. The students come first.

    Our schools are are crisis stage. Think flood stage. The river has breached its banks and is pouring into the field, now waist high and cows are about to drown. And here you are, whining to the farmer about who gives a damn what because you’re completely oblivious to the farmer’s plight.

    What if the top bidder were a casino, or a toxic waste handling facility?

    It’s not the school board’s job to judge future use of the property. It’s the public’s job, through its appointed and elected representatives, and established regulations (zoning, etc.). It would take a scary bit of school board activism for it to dictate the future use of the property. I’d be surprised if the bids even mention what the bidders want to do with the property. The school board is rightfully not involved in those decisions. It’s a matter for the city to address.

    Would it be appropriate to transfer the school property to them?

    Speaking as a parent in the district who has watched our school torn apart by budget cuts, yes. Our kids come first. It’s the district’s property and we need to help our kids.

    The neighborhood group is ranking its priorities above all others. The school board is ranking its priorities above all others. Seeing as it’s the school district’s property, sorry, one bidder doesn’t get preferential treatment (which is exactly what you’re implying should exist).

  29. Mitch
    April 6, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    You know, HiFi, it’s kind of comical when a woman who is able to bring a large crowd out to city council meetings is accused by an anonymous coward of having to “pretend” she has supporters.

    Nobody believes you’re sentient, HiFi. We assume you’re a paid robot.

  30. Mitch
    April 6, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    10:16,

    We’re largely in agreement. An opportunity that was available to the city is not necessarily available to a neighborhood group. That’s why the city council’s reversal on its prior agreement to obtain the property looks like it might, in theory, be a way of ensuring it gets delivered to favored developers.

    As I’ve said, I don’t know that’s the case. It just stinks to high heaven, and where stuff smells like pigshit, well, you know…

  31. Anonymous
    April 6, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Mitch, as a parent, I was opposed to the idea of a new charter school going in there. They are poison for our ‘regular’ public schools. Fix the problems perceived to exist in public schools. Don’t fix schools by siphoning away students until they close.

    Regardless of what influenced the city council toward its decision, I support the outcome. We don’t need more schools during an enrollment crisis. We need more money to fix our existing schools. So, fetch as much money as possible for Jefferson.

    Wouldn’t it be nice if neighborhood associations existed all across Eureka and that part of their mission was to financially support their local schools? That’s not the world we live in, though. Children are perceived as regrettable consumers of resources.

  32. Mark Sailors
    April 6, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    OK, lets all just stop using “weasel words” and start making our statements based of verifiable facts.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weasel_word
    Weasel words is an informal term[1] for words and phrases aimed at creating an impression that something specific and meaningful has been said, when in fact only a vague or ambiguous claim has been communicated. For example, an advertisement may use a weasel phrase such as “up to 50% off on all products”; this is misleading because the audience is invited to imagine many items reduced by the proclaimed 50%, but the words taken literally mean only that no discount will exceed 50%, and in practice the vendor is free to not reduce any prices and still remain faithful to the wording of the advertisement.

    The use of weasel words to avoid making an outright assertion is a synonym to tergiversate.[2] Weasel words can imply meaning far beyond the claim actually being made.[3] Some weasel words may also have the effect of softening the force of a potentially loaded or otherwise controversial statement through some form of understatement, for example using detensifiers such as “somewhat” or “in most respects”.[4]

  33. Anonymous
    April 6, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Mark, if you believe false claims have been made, tell us which ones.

  34. Mitch
    April 6, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Anonymous,

    I’m not a fan of charter schools, but it does sound as though this neighborhood was abandoned by ECS. The best possible outcome, IMO, would be for ECS to reopen Jefferson as a public school. If necessary, the city should chip in, in order to show some support to the neighborhood.

    To be blunt, though, I think the charter school argument is most likely a smokescreen latched onto by the developers.

  35. Mitch
    April 6, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Mark,

    Verifiable facts are all well and good, but sometimes people aren’t willing to share their secrets. So the only “verifiable fact” I can offer is my sense of smell.

  36. WTF
    April 6, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Heidi-10:49 am

    If that is the case, what is your IRS EO FEIN. If you are all set up as a state and federal 501c3, why do you need an account at Humboldt Area Foundation?

  37. Quick Question
    April 6, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Anonymous @ 12:29: If a previously fully-enrolled school in the highest-density part of town was closed in your neighborhood, would you support a charter school opening up there so your kids wouldn’t have go to the opposite side of town every day? Would it be fair to say that the ECS board failed the hundreds of children and families in this neighborhood when they closed it in favor of facilities on the outskirts of the city? Would you say the fancy new entrance at Washington School was money well spent?

  38. Anonymous
    April 6, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    it does sound as though this neighborhood was abandoned by ECS.

    Correction: as the flood waters filled the fields, the farmer made tough choices about where to place sandbags and where to relocate his livestock so that all of his animals would survive and continue to thrive, even if it meant abandoning some of his most prosperous fields.

    Jefferson was well-attended, but no school is an island. The age and needs of all district facilities must be considered when choosing which site will close. Jefferson was a money pit the district wouldn’t be able to address for a long time to come. For the school board to not consider these issues would be fiscally irresponsible. Even districts with no enrollment problems are struggling because of the stranglehold on state and federal funding.

    Is it fair? No. Is it necessary? Yes. It’s like living in a post-apocalyptic world where society has fallen and we’re quibbling over how things should be. School boards take actions based on how things are, and things are shitty. They’re doing the best they can given what’s being handed to them.

  39. Anonymous
    April 6, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    would you support a charter school opening up there so your kids wouldn’t have go to the opposite side of town every day?

    No, because the charter school serves to siphon students away from the public school, making the situation worse. If Fuente wants to come to Eureka, let it petition to make one of the existing schools an immersion school. That would be wonderful. As I said in my previous message, it’s not fair the school closed, but it is realistic given the unfair circumstances of how funding is being cut from school districts.

    If it were financially feasible, I’d love for Jefferson to be mothballed until public funding for education is restored and the site can reopen. But it’s not financially feasible, and I wonder if public funding will ever be fully restored. It seems like politicians are oblivious or indifferent to our country’s decline.

  40. Anonymous
    April 6, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    School boards take actions based on how things are, and things are shitty. They’re doing the best they can given what’s being handed to them.

    I wish I could bold my comment above. I’ll accept anything you say about the plight of the neighborhood. It doesn’t change the plight of our schools. You can talk about the worthiness of the neighborhood project forever. It won’t change the bottom line, which is that the district needs as much money as it can get from every source possible. That money directly translates into what children are taught, or not taught, in classrooms in the very near future.

  41. Plain Jane
    April 6, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    There are important things for the school district to consider other than dollars, 1:20. A community center is a good start to improve the Jefferson neighborhood, reduce blight and knit them together as a community, help them to get to know one another and each other’s kids. Kids in safe neighborhoods learn faster and have fewer social problems so schools don’t spend so much time (and money) dealing with them. That translates into more success at school which is, of course, the whole point of school.

  42. Quick Question
    April 6, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Anonymous @ 1:20: If ECS were AT&T, and they pulled out of a geographic area, wouldn’t you expect the people in that area to look for another telecom provider. Wouldn’t AT&T argue, as you do for ECS, that another provider shouldn’t be allowed to operate as it might siphon off their customers? Would the customers seek another provider at all if AT&T hadn’t pulled out in the first place? Would the customers care who the provider was, as long as the service was provided?

  43. Goldie
    April 6, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Via WCIA:
    Please join us in support and solidarity tonight at 5 o’clock at the Eureka City School’s District Office 3200 Walford Avenue. The Westside Community Improvement Association Inc. will submit a bid for purchase of the Jefferson School Site.

  44. Teacher
    April 6, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    I’m missing what you are saying Quick Question. The community around Jefferson still has ECS schools to service them. How does you analogy apply?

  45. Mark Sailors
    April 6, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    “Some of these same members are reportedly part of a group of “investors” that want to buy the property.”

    Weasel word….”reportedly”….( By whom)

    etc..

    Support what you say with FACTS, not faith.

  46. Quick Question
    April 6, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Teacher: Thank you for catching the flaw in my analogy. I should have said “if AT&T offered reduced service in a geographic area” which is closer to what is the case with ECS and the Jefferson neighborhood. (Also, I should note that I received my K-12 at ECS and am the son of a public school teacher and fully support public schools, but feel ECS has made poor decisions in the past decade or so and therefore shouldn’t be surprised when they are faced with customer dissatisfaction and the prospect of competition in undeserved areas.)

  47. Quick Question
    April 6, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Oops! I meant to say “underserved” but perhaps that slip is reflective of the ECS board’s attitude towards this neighborhood.

  48. What Now
    April 6, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    At 12:12, “Mitch” posted the following;
    “Nobody believes you’re sentient, HiFi. We assume you’re a paid robot.”
    I have to disagree, Mitch.
    Giving credit where credit is due, HiFi is just a sentient as other lower primates.
    Because of interbreeding, however, he’s not capable of standing upright without steadying himself with his knuckles.
    And that’s BEFORE he starts slamming down drinks.

  49. Teacher
    April 6, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Quick Question, your bio reads extremely closely to mine and I completely agree with your sentiments.
    What Now, I like the fact that HiFi comes on here and offers a well-thought out alternative to what dominates the herald. What makes HiFi a robot and a drunk for saying what he says?

  50. April 6, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    I believe it is in the law governing sales by ECS that they may ( I don’t know if it’s “must”) consider overriding social and communtity needs in selecting a purchaser, and it does NOT have to be the highest bidder, only one that meets their minimum. If this is true, ECS has the latitude to select the WCIA bid over other higher bids if it meets the minimum and demonstrates that the purchase fullfills serious community needs. I think they’ve done the latter. Now for the bid.
    A good arguement can be made that the benefits to the Westside neighborhood and its children will be great enough to offset the small amount of additional cash another bidder might offer. A safe place to play, community center programs and activities, community gardens, and the caring love a community can provide are all HUGE benefits to the children and ultimately to the schools that try to educate them. If a Child lives in a neighborhood with drugs, gangs, and general malais, how can any school hope to educate him/her to be a caring member of society. ECS will be doing itself a great favor if it can find a way to help WCIA and accept its bid.

  51. High Finance
    April 6, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    What Now shouldn’t try to be clever. He doesn’t have the brains for it.

    It doesn’t matter how many “supporters” come out Goldie. It goes to the highest bidder and that is the law.

    PJ, if the school district ever forgets that its first, foremost and only responsibility is to the students of the district they will be sued and thrown out of office.

    If my kid’s education suffers because naive do gooders like you force the district into putting parks or community centers or solar energy projects ahead of the kids, there will be hell to pay.

  52. High Finance
    April 6, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Nice to hear what you “believe” Mouse.

    I’m sure the board will be delighted to hear you quote the passages of the law that allow your wishes. You don’t have any school age children so it is easy for you to posture your goodness.

  53. Plain Jane
    April 6, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    HiFi is getting all pissy now! Has he ever demonstrated such strong emotion on another issue? I would BET that he has a financial interest. Nothing else impassions a right winger like money. Using his kid’s education as a cover is hilarious, especially given his views about funding public education. I’m seriously cracking up at him.

  54. Goldie
    April 6, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    HiFi, It matters to me that I am there. It matters to me that I support the projects I care about with my presence. I assume it matters to those I support that I care enough to show up. So it matters. It matters to me.

  55. April 6, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    No, HiFi, the ECS “duty” is not to make the most money. It is to find and support the best interests of the children in Eureka. Again, the neighborhood that a child grows up in affects hi/her education profoundly. Maybe that’s hard for those with the “silver spoon” syndrome to understand. Improving a neighborhood and, specifically, making it better and more supportive for kids makes the ECS’ job that much easier. Earing another $10,000 on the sale will not do that. In fact, it could easily have just the opposite effect as slums persist with all the social negatives they entail.

    HiFi, you’re the most negative SOB I’ve ever had the pleasure to argue with. You’d be against motherhood and apple pie unless you were selling the apples and making the mothers. Try some compassion. Try to expand your horizon. Try understanding that through community action like the WCIA, we make Eureka a better place. Try understanding that saying NO to everything positive makes it a darker nastier place for us all.
    I hold little hope for you but try anyway. Miracles happen, I’m told.

  56. Quick Question
    April 6, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    HiFi: If I want my children to go to school in my neighborhood, should ECS be able to use their monopoly position to shut out competition and force me to attend their schools across town? Free market much?

  57. April 6, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    That’s “earning another…” Oops!

  58. April 6, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    OK, gang, it’s time to CHEER! The ECS has accepted the WCIA bid for Jefferson. Theirs was the only bid and met all the requirements. It’s a new day for the Westside. What an incredible effort to put this all together in record time. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

  59. Plain Jane
    April 6, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    YAY!!!!!!

  60. Plain Jane
    April 6, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Now even HiFi will be happy since if WCIA hadn’t bid, the schools would be stuck with it. Is he man enough to congratulate WCIA?

  61. skippy
    April 6, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Congratulations, Heidi and WCIA, you are the Little Group That Could.
    Reading the posts Goldie nailed it most accurately today.

  62. High Finance
    April 7, 2011 at 7:46 am

    Mouse, you are the most naive & ignorant SOB I have ever talked to.

    I welcome you to find where in the law that the school district is allowed to give away taxpayer dollars or assets to any groups, community or charitable, worthy or not ! For crying out LOUD !!

    Plain Jane, I get passionate about things that affect my hometown. I get passionate about governmental waste & abuse. I get passionate about people who kick dogs. And I get passionate about people who lack common sense and logic.

  63. High Finance
    April 7, 2011 at 7:46 am

    So Mitch, are you ready to admit your “sense of smell” is crap now ?

  64. skippy
    April 7, 2011 at 9:31 am

    ” …Spokesman Larry Glass said the organization put an additional $10,000 on top of the minimum bid of $600,000 in anticipation of another bid being made, as one other bid packet had been picked up at the district office.
    ‘This shows the power of community organization,’ Glass said…'”

    More in Allison Edrington’s Times-Standard article today.

    In other news, College of the Redwoods looks likely to lose a cool couple of million dollars by Donna Tam’s report, “Grim State Budget Projections Forecasts $2.5 Million in Cuts for CR.”

    HSU is also looking at a whopping $13-17 million in cuts, it was reported today.

    Congratulations again, to this Little Group That Could.
    Now the hard work begins after this exhilaration ends. Get some rest, folks. You deserve it.

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