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Sierra Club’s attempt to halt project based on false claims

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It is interesting that the Sierra Club does not recognize neither the importance of a regional university in Placer County or the fact that the land owners and planners have gone beyond expectations in meeting county requirements for approval of plans for the project. And, it is a shame that the Sierra Club continues to use divisive tactics in their attempt to halt an important project, which will benefit our region for years to come. Community leaders throughout Placer County and the Greater Sacramento area have fully supported the regional university project from the very beginning and it’s exciting to see a prestigious university like Drexel prepared to step forward and be ready to share this dream by building a private university. The owners are not only donating land for a private university, but are also donating land that can be sold to fund construction of a first class university. In these trying economic times, this is an opportunity that we cannot afford to squander. Let’s not be fooled by their claims of “leapfrogging” and failure to address environmental issues. These issues have been addressed in the approval process and it is clear that the regional university project should move forward. Alfred “Bud” Nobili Retired Placer County Superintendent of Schools, Roseville