Palm Springs Post 9/12 – City files suit against College of the Desert claiming it’s slow-playing document delivery
Both sides in the battle over the future of a planned College of the Desert campus in Palm Springs traded jabs Monday, with only one thing becoming clearer: taxpayers will continue to be caught in the middle. Read full article here
College of the Desert’s board of trustees receives ethics training amid controversy
The College of the Desert’s board of trustees underwent ethics training on Monday to ensure that they are aware of the laws and regulations that govern their work as public officials. The training covered a range of topics, including conflicts of interest, bribery, and government transparency laws. The board’s ethics training included a highly relevant…
THE DESERT COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES WILL CONSIDER CONDUCTING COMPREHENSIVE FORENSIC AUDITS
Concerns continue to exist and grow regarding expenditures of Desert Community College District money. To that end, the Desert Community College District Board of Trustees will consider on Friday, Dec. 16 whether to conduct comprehensive forensic audits. Concerns center on the cost of developing campuses and facilities in Cathedral City, Coachella, Mecca/Thermal, Palm Desert and…
Desert Sun Editorial 1/29 – COD leaders’ secrecy and stumbles continue. The public needs to speak up.
Garcia and trustees don’t seem to be listening — or perhaps they’re simply incapable of fixing some of these problems. The terms of two of the board’s five members, Chair Rubén AríAztlán Pérez and Aurora Wilson, are up this year. Voters need to think seriously about whether they deserve to continue.
Desert Sun 12/21 – Build the campus — or give the money back
The only evidence we have of money being used is that we are already paying for the bonds on our property tax bills.
Desert Sun 8/1 – College of the Desert to host virtual forum Thursday on Palm Springs campus plans
The Desert Sun released an announcement on the College of the Desert which will host a virtual community forum on its plans for a Palm Springs campus Thursday at 5:30 p.m. The forum, which will be on Zoom at Bit.LY/3Q8RkVn, will also be viewable on COD’s YouTube page. Read full article here