Desert Sun Commentary 2/8 – College of the Desert trustees’ secrecy suggests a hidden agenda

Why is it necessary to hire an outside public relations firm if you are doing a good job in a transparent fashion? Why put forward a toothless resolution of support for a West Valley campus if you actually plan to build it as promised, planned and funded? It seems clear that the three trustees are…

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 1/7 – Amid concerns about transparency, COD trustees delay presentation on construction update

The College of the Desert’s Board of Trustees scrapped plans Friday to hear presentations on the school’s strategic and educational master plans and the status of major construction projects after board members and others raised concerns that the public did not have adequate notice of the meeting’s agenda.