A quick drive by:
- I see that the schoobrary has been given the go ahead. Councilman Todd Gloria tweeted that he’s proud the city has the “vision” needed to carry this out. True vision would see a path toward righting the city’s financial woes by recognizing the complaints of taxpayers while asking everyone to sacrifice just a little; eventually saving and investing in an infrastructure that fostered economic growth; and then, putting San Diego into position not to build something out of envy of other cities, but to build something that made other cities envious.
Nope, San Diego is happy slapping together an underfunded main library; paying for part of it by putting an unneeded school in the top two floors; closing down branch libraries; falling deeper into debt and letting infrastructure continue to deteriorate.
- On that note, I haven’t really spent much time looking at this from the school system’s perspective but this is kind of absurd.
Emily Alpert did a fantastic job running down the cost of the school district putting a high school in the top floors of the proposed downtown library.
Have you ever been to the new Lincoln High School? It’s unbelievable. I don’t think you can have nicer facilities and more amenities.
Yet it cost less per student and per square foot than the new school inside of a library. Yes, the school nobody wanted until it could help finance the new main library.
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