Just Say NO
LAUSD rejects Meruelo's Glassell Park offer
While we certainly have not been fans of the LAUSD, this is a decision I can get behind. Granted this decision may have just been made out of spite to screw Mayor Villaraigosa's supporters due to the Mayor's ongoing war with LAUSD, but the net result is positive, even if accidental.
The LAUSD will now negotiate to purchase 23 acres of the Meruelo property to build a 2,300-student high school. The school is scheduled to open in 2010.
Now we get a chance to see Mr. Meruelo's true colors. Does the mighty dollar mean more than the kids? Can Villaraigosa influence him to do what is right, and right the wrong Meruelo originally committed when he swiped the land out from under the LAUSD to begin with? Only time will tell. We'll keep our eyes peeled