South San Francisco, CA April 10, 2023 by Cynthia Marcopulos, Save the MSB Member
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Dear Editor and Community,
The Industrial City – my, have we grown, from a working-class community, to the biotech capital of the world. But, that still is who we are, a middle-class community. The residents cannot pour tens of thousands of dollars into the campaigns of our City Council to ensure we have a quid pro quo and get what we need to ensure our quality of life like the biotech and other corporations do, but the City Council took an oath to represent the residents.
We know from public record requests of the code inspection reports dating back to 1969 that the MSB has passed every inspection and is a structurally sound building, but what has been withheld is how many thousands of dollars went into its upkeep and maintenance since the Assistant City Attorney has denied a public records request for that information — taxpayer dollars and the public’s right to know – but is this the plan? Keep the public in the dark and then demolish the MSB?
We know Measure W Oversight member Mike Brosnan emphatically asked in the January meeting that the MSB was to be sold to pay for the fire station across the street and that was the plan all along – but whose plan?
And the city staff tried to silence him, and they diverted the conversation so the question Mr. Brosnan asked was never answered – and the Chief Planner, the City Attorney, the City Manager and the City Council keep telling us, “Don’t worry, it may never happen” that the MSB is to be sold and demolished.
Who can we trust?
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