Stop The Jefferson School Sale!
When I first heard it suggested that the City of Eureka buy the old Jefferson School (at West Clark, between A&B Streets), I didn't think it was a good idea. I understood the sentiment behind it but I didn't think it a good idea for the city to acquire yet another liability.
After reading a story on the progress of the sale in yesterday's Time's- Standard I'm firmly convinced it's a bad idea, especially since it looks like it will cost millions to retrofit the building for further use.
It is rather odd that one of the bigger proponents of this sale, Larry Glass, supports full funding of the police department, the closing of Sequoia Park Zoo because it's unaffordable, and yet wants to put the city in the position of being millions of dollars in debt on a building that is of questionable value.
Addendum: Nice letter to the editor in the Times- Standard today on this issue.