I am writing to encourage everyone to come to the last Community Design meeting for the new Sierra College campus on May 1, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Town of Truckee Council Chambers.-
As a parent and a Tahoe Truckee Unified School District board member, I am thankful we have Sierra College as an educational partner. Now, our high school graduates have the option of staying in our region and earning an associates degree or completing their lower division work before transferring to a four-year college. This is an especially great advantage to all those students who would not be able to attend college elsewhere because of the expense.
In addition, for those students who do not choose to earn an advanced degree, Sierra College, in partnership with our business community, is in the process of developing vocational programs, which will allow our students to stay in our area and earn a living wage. Starting this fall, Sierra College will also be providing college enrichment classes for our high school students on both our North Tahoe and Truckee high school campuses. Sierra College, simply put, is a win for all of us.-
On May 1, Sierra College is hosting its last forum for community input on the design of its new campus, which will break ground this summer. Please join them so that the new campus is a true reflection of our community’s ideas.
Corruption by any other name is still “corruption.” Some may call it just “business as usual,” but collecting money for your political campaign and paying your wife’s company a fundraising commission is just plain sinful. This process has been hashed around the media somewhat, and it hit me what is dishonest about it. When I donate money to a charity or a fund to help people in need, it always troubles me when I find out that someone took “their cut” from the pie for expenses. Haven’t you heard of volunteers? There is no way to justify this kind of avarice. Rep. John Doolittle, shame on you. You should resign.
William C. Percy