O.C. Register editorial slams Rancho College District

The O.C. Register’s editorial department took a whack at the Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) today, over their horrifying waste of bond (tax) money on the Carona Sheriff Training Facility. You can read their editorial at this link. I will also provide the fully copy below, as it is brief.

I have written about how the RSCCD lied and blew our tax money. I also wrote about RSCCD Board President John Hanna’s reaction to the O.C. Register article about this boondoggle, and my own reaction to it.

Here is today’s Register editorial:

Defenders of the Rancho Santiago Community College District’s decision to divert millions of bond dollars away from school classrooms and into a modern training facility for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department have raised the specter of 9/11. These folks ask: Shouldn’t deputies enjoy the very best facilities given that they, like many who were killed by terrorist attacks, are first-responders?

Yet, Santa Ana area residents who supported the bond have every right to be angry. This has nothing to do with 9/11 and everything to do with the promises made by school officials and with the wise and proper use of public resources. As the Register reported, “Voters who approved $156 million in construction bonds for the college in 2002 were promised that the majority of the money would go toward a new math and science building, a parking facility, a child-care center and other campus improvements. Voters were also told that $10 million would be spent on a new sheriff’s training facility.”

But the sheriff’s center has used up more than $30 million of the bond money “while other projects have received less than what was promised

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