Posted by PA Neighbor, a resident of the South of Midtown neighborhood, on Apr 25, 2012 at 9:36 am
Blogger: There is one big problem with your analysis. The School District has said they do not want Cubberley back to be used as a school for another five to ten years. Whose going to pay for the site until they need it as a school facility?
Posted by No Sir, a resident of another community, on Apr 25, 2012 at 11:24 am
$7M annual savings would possibly cover the study, architect, design phases of a new public safety building. Construction phase would most likely triple in cost. How about taking the $7M and put it towards the Hetch Hetchy project instead of raising water rates to cover the City inability to maintain infrastructure? Besides, the school district does not pay for maintenance done at cubberley. The City does which is an additional cost savings.
"For most citizens, there's not a clear differentiation in their minds about who's doing what," Mitchell said. "They want us to work together for the common best interests of residents rather than, 'This is in the best interest of the school district' or 'This is in the best interest of the city.'" And that folks says it all about city management. What is best for ME instead of employees, education, and community. Council is being so misguided by city staff.