To the Editor…

by on August 27, 2013

Dear Editor:

I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to SF City Attorney Denis Herrera for his recent legal action to protect City College.

As an SF taxpayer and a voter I am horrified at the way the Accreditation Commission is treating our community. They are a private agency run by administrators and bureaucrats forcing us to spend funds on new administrators and bureaucrats at a time when City College has not yet recovered from years of severely slashed state funding. They demand that we pay for this process and say that doing so is voluntary, knowing full well that to not pay would result in the college having to close. The commission does this while shredding documentation and providing no public access to the process.

The Board of Trustees we elected has been pushed aside. This is the same changed and chastened Board that had mapped out a two million dollar surplus in next years’ budget before the commission’s threats caused student enrollment to tank and the college to face another deficit.

Where is the outrage? Where are Pelosi, Boxer, Feinstein, Ed Lee, J. Brown, my Supervisor, the Chamber of Commerce, and that community college fan Obama? The closure of CCSF will be a tremendous loss to many thousands of people, especially the poor and people of color. Speak out now, write letters, make calls, to stop the commission’s anti-democratic coup.

R. Wood Massi

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