Eureka's Jefferson School
Not sure what to think about the City of Eureka taking over control of the old Jefferson School. Seems the two "progressives" on the Eureka City Council want to buy the property so the city can control what it's ultimately used for. The want to use redevelopment money they have stashed away to make the buy.
Despite that neighborhood being the armpit of Eureka, or at least a runner- up for it, I agree it would be nice to use the property for something else other than a housing project. Problem is, if they use it for something like, as someone has suggested, a "community center" it will end up being just one more drain on the city coffers.
Doesn't seem to me like a good idea to be starting up yet another city project when they're making supposed heavy cuts in city government and are looking at charging entrance fees at the zoo for the first time in history. If the city does end up buying that property, Eureka residents better hope whatever the property ends up being used for can pay for itself.