Supervisors Unanimously Pass Resolution Urging Quick Reopening of City College Campus

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday urging City College of San Francisco officials to quickly repair and reopen the Civic Center campus, education advocates with the Central City Coalition for Public Education said.

The resolution also urges college officials to provide temporary classrooms near the closed campus for all classes that were displaced by the closure.

City College officials abruptly closed the campus, located in the Tenderloin neighborhood, Jan. 12.

Advocates have said the move has displaced courses important to immigrants and people with low income in the area around the campus. The important courses include English as a second language and computer literacy.

“The digital divide in our neighborhood is as big as the Grand Canyon,” Community Organizing & Resident Engagement tenant leader Duane Sears said in a statement.

Advocates claim that enrollment at the Civic Center campus has dropped in half from 600 to 300 since college officials closed the campus. College officials closed the campus because it is not seismically safe.

Supervisor Jane Kim wrote the resolution, which was co-sponsored by Supervisors Eric Mar, David Campos, Norman Yee and Julie Christensen.

Keith Burbank, Bay City News

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