From AVA PETERSON
[We have laid off teachers, school closures, unfunded pensions, and budget pain. We have empty school buildings and other surplus buildings such as the former Montgomery Ward site. Yet the UUSD wants $3,000,000 for a brand new luxury Taj Mahal to house the school administration? “Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.” Stop this foolish waste of critical and needed resources! -DS]
Open Letter to the City of Ukiah Redevelopment Agency & the Ukiah Unified School District
RE: 1 ) The Request by the Ukiah Unified School District for Redevelopment Funds
2 ) The Transfer of Property from the City of Ukiah to the Ukiah Unified School District-Oak Manor Park
Ukiah Redevelopment Agency Meeting Date: March 17, 2010 8:00 P.M. Ukiah City Hall
In a letter dated January 20, 2010, the Ukiah Unified School District requested that the Ukiah Redevelopment Agency approve $3,000,000 for construction of a new two-story District Administration Office at 925 North State Street, Ukiah, CA 95482. This idea should be defeated by the Ukiah Redevelopment Agency for the following reasons:
1 ) The Brush Street and Low Gap Road intersection is a bottleneck due to the lack of left hand turn signals at this location. It is heavily used by the Mendocino County offices located on Low Gap Road and by Ukiah High School teachers and students who must use Low Gap Road to reach the high school or leave that area.
2 ) The parking at the UHS administration building is highly limited and the entrances and exits are difficult to negotiate during peak traffic times and when public meetings are held at the District office.