Lack of Funds Puts Berkeley Global Campus on Indefinite Hold


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According to UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks the Berkeley Global Campus has been put on indefinite hold.  For more information, please go to:

http://richmondstandard.com/2016/08/lack-of-funds-suspends-berkeley-global-campus-project/

http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_30292624/richmond-berkeley-global-campus-suspended-due-lack-funds

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  • commented 2016-08-28 21:50:46 -0700
    You got that right Veronica Keeton.

    Global Campus spokesman backs up Mayor Butts comments;

    From the East Bay Times;
    “Ruben Lizardo, a spokesman for the Berkeley Global Campus, said he understood concerns about fair pay and using union labor but said the University of California already had many similar provisions in place, including a plan to pay even the lowest-skilled workers $15 an hour and use local workers. And he agreed with the mayor that negative comments about the project, including fears that it would hasten gentrification, had made it more difficult for the university to pursue this project.

    “When you have a lot of negative press about folks who are saying the project will have a negative impact, it sends a mixed message to potential investors and gives pause to any university interested in partnering with us,” Lizardo said."
  • commented 2016-08-28 21:32:28 -0700
    Lack of funds due to RPA and affiliates continued interference, bad press and incompetence. No investor wants to deal with an incompetent hostile leadership in any city. Therefore this city has been eliminated from further discussions until these folks are gone, for those that don’t get it.. The message was clear. With no investors or developers wanting to get involved (especially now after the state (UC) and federal (LBNL) government agencies have kicked you the curve), bankruptcy is certainly on the horizon with all the money problems the city currently has. Great job RPA!!!! You have screwed the city and the residents once again.
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