Desert Sun 5/28 – COD seeks 2 new representatives for bond oversight committee

The College of the Desert is collecting applications through June 30 for a west valley representative and a senior citizen group representative to serve on its Citizens Bond Oversight Committee. The new members will assume office in September. The positions are opening because Committee Chair Andrew Harker, the current west valley representative, and Margie Eklund, the […]

Desert Sun 5/19 – COD alleges PMPB violating political transparency

An attorney for College of the Desert accused a local activist group of violating California’s Political Reform Act by sending out flyers and promoting social media ads critical of board trustees and raising questions about how the college is spending bond money, without disclosing who is funding the mailers and ads. The lawyer was scheduled to give a presentation on […]

Desert Sun 4/22 – Roadrunners approved at original site

“I want to say that the decision to move forward with the ecoplex propertywas was not due to political pressure, although it’s great to finally seecommunity members involved in issues related to College of the Desert.” Perez said. “Today’s decision was based on data analysis, collaboration and beingfinancially prudent.” The board agenda packet did not […]

KESQ 4/22 – Roadrunners will be built at the originally purchased site

During a board meeting on Friday at College of the Desert, trustees voted yes to building the automotive facility at its original location in Cathedral City. The decision came after a reconsideration announcement and renewed debates between the community and college about the location of the facility. Three sites were up for consideration by the […]

Desert Sun 4/22 – James Cutchin, Highest paid exec in Coachella Valley, Scott White (hit piece rumored to be planted by COD)

When many desert residents consider who the Coachella Valley’s highest-paid government employee is, they might imagine a city manager or police chief. In truth, the valley’s highest-paid public employee heads an organization many might not think of as a government entity at all. Scott White, president and CEO of tourism promotor Visit Greater Palm Springs, received […]

Desert Sun 4/5 – COD board to meet Wednesday to discuss Roadrunner Motors project

The College of the Desert Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday to discuss site options for the planned Roadrunner Motors project. The board will hear a presentation that considers the original Cathedral City site for the project, an alternative site in Cathedral City and a third site near the I-10 […]