GAVILAN JOINT COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
Committee of the Whole
San Benito Joint Union High School Cafeteria
|Tuesday, April 25, 2006 -- NOTES|
|I.||OPEN SESSION 6:00 p.m.|
Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order at 6:05 p.m. by Trustee Elvira Robinson, Roll was called: Kent Child, Deb Smith, Laura Perry, Elvira Robinson
Trustees introduced themselves
Trustees absent: Tom Breen, Mark Dover, Leonard Washington, Jesse Sandow
Others present: Steve Kinsella, Joe Keeler, Tony Ruiz, Kathy Zanger, Franz Schneider, Christine Breen, Jan Chargin, Joe Morris, Lissette Knight, Jim Goodell
Comments from the Public:
This is a time for the public to address the Committee
|Kathy Zanger and Tony Ruiz suggested that more publicity about the meetings be placed in the local newspapers.|
|1)||Update on Status of Site Acquisition|
Trustee Kent Child reported that several community meetings have been scheduled and ads in the local newspapers have been placed asking for community input on the site acquisition. The college has received suggestions for possible sites and is looking into them while continuing with the due diligence process on the parcel at the airport. This meeting was scheduled at the high school to give high school parents an opportunity for input.
There was general agreement that the Gavilan campus in Hollister is positive, and appreciation was expressed for giving the community an opportunity for input, it included the following:
Steve Kinsella indicated that the State mandates the size for the number of students to be served and the services at the Hollister site is already beyond the educational center stage. Long range planning is needed for services to be provided 40-50 years in the future and eliminate the need to rent space for classrooms throughout the city. The 100 acre State mandate is viable and works well. While it may be more efficient to have a multi-level parking structure, the State does not pay for it; students would have to be charged to pay for it. Jan Chargin indicated that some level of athletic fields are necessary for PE classes.
Trustees thanked the public for attending and giving input, it will be considered when making the decision. Trustee Kent Child stated that another community forum will be scheduled on May 9, 5:00 p.m., at the Hollister city hall. The site election sub-committee will report. The meeting will be fully advertised.
|The meeting was adjourned by consensus at 7:35 p.m.|
Please help keep Gavilan College a litter-free campus and preserve its park-like
setting. Thank you.