A Robust IdeaOpinion
In a bold maneuver apparently designed to respond to critics of the planned Emeryville Center of Community Life (ECCL), the Tattler has learned that the School District has scrapped its plans for the ECCL and now intends to place a City Dump on the San Pablo Avenue site instead.
In anticipation of the new development, local residents have already joined the District in dumping their trash at the new site, as pictured below:
|Future site of the Emeryville Center of Community Life as seen in May 2013.|
In times like these it would be nice to have a Community Preservation Officer one could contact with concerns about compliance with municipal regulations concerning blight, but in the last round of budget decisions our City Council thought it wise to fire our long-serving Community Preservation Officer. They obviously could see no work for her to do. It's another fine example of the partnership between our City and School District. Perhaps they can get together to have a private "robust policy discussion" about the wisdom of this new dumping ground.