PUSD Moves to Sell Water Tower Site

The board is expected to consider a resolution to open the property to bids during a 6 p.m. meeting

Updated 12:33 p.m. Tuesday with the Jan. 23 special meeting agenda attached. The agenda was sent out Tuesday morning after the story had been published.

The Poway Unified School District board is set to meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the district office, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego.

On the agenda:

  • Resolution to sell the water tower site (Item D-301): Rancho Bernardo residents have been asking the board to work with the City of San Diego to turn the site, about 11 acres of land at 16061 Avenida Venusto, into a park. But according to the agenda, the city has not been in touch with the district since July and district officials are now moving forward with a vote on a resolution to open up the property to bids. [See: RB Residents Speak Out about Water Tower Site]
  • Investigation into billion-dollar bond controversy: Superintedent John Collins is expected to announce the results of an independent investigation into the Capital Appreciation Bonds (CABs) sold to finance school fixes that now have local taxpayers on the hook for nearly $1 billion. District officials have been hushed about the details of the investigation and, according to a Voice of San Diego report, are going to go into further detail about the report during a later special meeting. The agenda mentions an upcoming special meeting for 4 p.m. Wednesday about the "legislative platform."
Mary January 22, 2013 at 03:33 PM
It would be wonderful if someone would purchase it and develop a great, new, active senior community.
Robin Kaufman January 22, 2013 at 03:58 PM
Hi Mary, I don't know if you are aware of this, but there are already three such places in Rancho Bernardo - The Ed Brown Senior Center, The Seven Oaks Community Center, and the Oaks North Community Center. All very active, offering great classes, events, music, activities, lectures, etc., all only to seniors.
Mary January 22, 2013 at 07:40 PM
I was referring to housing. I know several people who have moved to Palm Desert to live in the Del Webb communities for active seniors. I am very aware of the wonderful senior community centers in our area. Thanks Robin!


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