KMIR 4/8 – Carmela Karcher-“Many of us are concerned that support is at risk. And we want to try to get it back,” Mayor Middleton said. CC/COD meeting

“This is a long awaited meeting and the community sure has a lot of comments, including myself, and I’m sure the city council has a lot of questions as well,” Palm Springs Planning Commissioner J.R. Roberts said before the meeting.

And a lot of questions they had.

It took one hour to get through public comment and nearly everyone was there to voice their frustrations.

Most of the people said they’re frustrated over the years of broken promises from College of the Desert.

COD Board Of Trustees Chair Rubén AríAztlán Pérez and Bond Program Manager Mac McGinnis went through a presentation including renderings of what the campus could look like.

Superintendent/President Dr. Martha Garcia, who joined over Zoom, said they have allocated $345 million for the project.

McGinnis added the project should be complete between 2026 and 2027.

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