Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Foothills Development Impact on Schools Article Draws Strong Public Comment.

To All COLA LO Members,

An article in the Review last week attempted to address the impact of a Foothills Development project on LOSD.    It provides an interesting perspective but also was a catalyst for strong online comment.    The council last night held a review session on the project and its impact.   LOSD representatives indicated they wanted the city to build as much as possible to increase school enrollment.

Citizens are deeply concerned about the risk of the project and the fact that public funding will be used.   Its a very strong concern in the community and the consultants have indicated that the city will need at least $8 million in "bridge" funding due to the schedule of construction and cash flows.    Citizens expressed concerns about the City taking on the risk of the project.  

The Council Review meeting can be found online at the TVCTV link.  

Councilor Tierney expressed that the Foothills Project and Streetcar are linked and that residents may need to accept Streetcar to get the Foothills Development Project.  

Please notify all members, contacts, and friends.   


  1. It does not make any sense to to pay tax payers' dollars so that select few can profit. Stop paying tax payers' money for any development and find developers who are financially sound.

  2. Thank you for your comments and support.


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