Support transfer of the PUC reservoir (parking) land to CCSF
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Please express your support for the following resolution that will be introduced to the CCSF Board of Trustees at the BOT meeting on October 26 at Mission Campus. Public land should stay in public hands, not given to private developers making a killing from market rate (luxury) housing.
9.27.17 to be voted 10.26.17
WHEREAS, The seventeen acre parcel of land known as the Balboa Reservoir parcel located on the west side of the Ocean Avenue Campus of City College of San Francisco (CCSF) has been in continuous use by City College of San Francisco for four decades; and
WHEREAS, The Balboa Reservoir parcel is currently owned by the Public Utilities Commission of the City and County of San Francisco (PUC); and
WHEREAS, CCSF has developed several plans integrating the use of this adjacent parcel to support the educational mission of the college, including, the Performing Arts and Education Center, and these plans support the academic and cultural needs of students and the community at large; and
WHEREAS, On several occasions in the past, the residents of San Francisco have voted in support of the development of that property for the use of CCSF; and
WHEREAS, the Participatory Governance Council has passed a resolution to "recommend to the Chancellor that she develop and/or support a draft resolution for the Board of Trustees that would make a formal request to the Public Utilities Commission to transfer ownership of the Balboa Reservoir Parcel to City College of San Francisco. "; and
WHEREAS, the Interim Chancellor never brought such a resolution to the Board of Trustees; and
WHEREAS, San Francisco Administrative Code 23.3 allows for the transfer of surplus land less than market rate for a "proper public purpose"
WHEREAS, Government Code 54222 (c) requires that after a property is declared surplus, the landowner must provide "A written offer to sell or lease land suitable for school facilities construction or use by a school district for open-space purposes shall be sent to any school district in whose jurisdiction the land is located."
WHEREAS, CCSF, has not received such a written offer; be it therefore
RESOLVED, that City College of College of San Francisco expresses interest in the Balboa Reservoir, and is interested in entering into negotiations with the City and County of San Francisco; and be it further
RESOLVED, that the Board directs the Chancellor to express this to the City and County.
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