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Cubberley still an option for Foothill expansion

Original post made on Jun 28, 2011

Faced with conflicting arguments and clashing priorities, Palo Alto officials defied dozens of citizens Monday night and decided to keep Cubberley Community Center in the running as a possible site for an expansion of Foothill College.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 11:03 AM

Comments

Posted by John the Man, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 28, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Foothill should find a better site... and an easier seller to work with. There are *tons* of commercial properties that it could get for at least as good price as it could for Cubberley.

And the district would avoid all the baloney and whining that PA residents are doing to hold things up. You can bet a couple of clowns there would sue and hold up everything anyway; so why bother?

Ideally, Foothill would find a different property/parcel to buy and tell Palo Alto, 'C-ya!' while they are still arguing and being children. That would be so apropos.


Posted by Bruce Karney, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 29, 2011 at 2:01 pm

I wasn't at the meeting and haven't read the documents but I find it stunning that Foothill thinks that it will be able to afford to serve more students in the future than it has in the past, particularly in a classroom setting.

As e-learning increasingly replaces classroom learning, especially for mid-career adults, I would think they would need less space, not more. Even if they need more space in the short term, I can't imagine that they will need it in the long term. Therefore, renting space, not buying it, makes more sense to me.