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UC to spend up to $6m on mansion for new president Janet Napolitano...
UK Daily Mail ^

Posted on 09/18/2013 3:57:32 PM PDT by matt04

When former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano takes over as president of the University of California later this month, she will live in leased accommodations that the college system is renting for nearly $10,000 a month.

While the price tag is several thousand dollars less than what the university spent leasing her predecessor's home, some university officials say it might be more cost-effective in the long run to fix up a vacant mansion that housed previous university presidents.

A committee of the University of California's governing board agreed Tuesday to spend $620,000 toward the multi-million cost of renovating the historic Blake House, which is located not far from UC Berkeley and has been unoccupied since 2008. The full Board of Regents must review the request, which it is scheduled to do on Wednesday.

The money will be used to repair the roof and to study if the three-bedroom, seven-bath house and its 10 acres of gardens should again be used as the president's official residence, reconfigured for some other purpose or sold off.

Napolitano succeeds outgoing president Mark Yudof, who saw the system through one of the most difficult financial periods in its 145-year history, which led to sharp cutbacks in state support for public higher education. In the last five years nearly $1 billion was cut from the university's state funding.

'We should focus on what is the best use of this piece of property, is it sale, renovations, divisions, or rezoning it,' Regent Hadi Makarechian said.

'We shouldn't just spend money to fix the roof and then do nothing about it for another three or four years.'

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: napolitano; uc
Full title: UC to spend up to $6m on crumbling mansion for new president Janet Napolitano despite tuition fees doubling and teacher layoffs due to budget cuts
1 posted on 09/18/2013 3:57:32 PM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

Luckily they have so much money they can afford to to pay her a 540k base salary and 140k in moving expenses. If they need more, the can just raise tuition, for the children.


2 posted on 09/18/2013 3:59:16 PM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

No comment.


3 posted on 09/18/2013 3:59:35 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: matt04

Big Sis needs a big mansion.


4 posted on 09/18/2013 4:00:47 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: matt04

Are they paying for this in dollars or pesos? Let Californy just grow more pot and use the funds to pay for everything


5 posted on 09/18/2013 4:01:06 PM PDT by shadeaud (Stay Thirsty My Friends)
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To: matt04

State run university systems in all 57 states serve as outplacement employment for politically connected progressives and liberals. At least the conservative ex politicians go to the private university systems.


6 posted on 09/18/2013 4:03:32 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Let’s see, Gov. of AZ, Sec. of Homeland Security and now UC President. That makes her qualified.


7 posted on 09/18/2013 4:04:42 PM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04
it's good to be the K...

8 posted on 09/18/2013 4:07:30 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: matt04

Does the Blake house actually need $6 million in renovations, or just $6 million in changes to suit the new Lesbian President?


9 posted on 09/18/2013 4:07:50 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: matt04

540K? That’s cheap.
Recently Dr Gee (THE OSU) president’s salary was over $800K.
With expenses Bloomberg reported a $1.9M total in 2012. He’s gone now, but I was simply amazed at those numbers.


10 posted on 09/18/2013 4:09:04 PM PDT by griswold3
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To: matt04

A good choice, she can double as their mascot.


11 posted on 09/18/2013 4:10:15 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: TurboZamboni

Don’t forget the hers & hers towels.


12 posted on 09/18/2013 4:11:38 PM PDT by relictele ("An elective despotism was not the government we fought for..." - James Madison)
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To: Chode
Someone should assemble a collage of nose-in-the-air Administration operatives, including but not limited to, Zero, Big Sis, Hillary and Lerner.

What is with them and that pose?

13 posted on 09/18/2013 4:11:55 PM PDT by Dysart (Being nuts has its advantages...and the machete doesn't hurt, either.)
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To: matt04

Actually ... when you stop to think of it .... it’s fortunate the university can afford a large, wide mansion to house her wide, fat ass.


14 posted on 09/18/2013 4:12:56 PM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: matt04
Ol’ Janet has a talent for living high on the hog while totally screwing up all of her job responsibilities and then cutting and running to the next job just before the consequences of her management hit and the chickens come home to roost.

Things in the near future must not bode well at the DHS as Janet executes her signature get out of Dodge City just ahead of the posse and the tar and feathers move and moves on to her next train wreck in the making.

One thing for sure, Janet and California deserve each other.

15 posted on 09/18/2013 4:16:28 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: matt04

Remind me to ignore it the next I receive another Alumni Assn request for donations. I’ll file it in my handy-dandy circular file.


16 posted on 09/18/2013 4:18:53 PM PDT by ArmyTeach ( Videteco eos prius (See 'em first) Sculpin 191)
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To: Dysart
it's their inner Mussolini shining through...
17 posted on 09/18/2013 4:19:56 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: matt04
As head of the UC system , Janet gas finally found her perfect job position.

No matter how badly she screws things up on her watch, there is absolutely no way anyone could tell the difference.

18 posted on 09/18/2013 4:22:14 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: matt04

Only what the ruling class is entitled to. Big Sis is, after all, Her.


19 posted on 09/18/2013 4:22:22 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: Dysart

El Duce pose


20 posted on 09/18/2013 4:25:20 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: matt04

They should make welfare recipients work on it for free.


21 posted on 09/18/2013 4:25:51 PM PDT by Paladin2 (h)
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To: TurboZamboni

Yeah, that’s it.


22 posted on 09/18/2013 4:26:02 PM PDT by Dysart (Being nuts has its advantages...and the machete doesn't hurt, either.)
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To: rdcbn
One thing for sure, Janet and California deserve each other.

They can keep her. Could we convince Bloomberg, Malloy, Cuomo, etc. to all take positions in CA?

23 posted on 09/18/2013 4:27:54 PM PDT by matt04
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To: TurboZamboni

Far her big backside.


24 posted on 09/18/2013 4:29:32 PM PDT by funfan
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To: relictele

Egyptian cotton.


25 posted on 09/18/2013 4:30:06 PM PDT by funfan
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To: matt04

I’m sure she’s anxious to move in lickity-split.


26 posted on 09/18/2013 4:31:26 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: matt04

Some Communists are more equal than others.

Pray America is Waking UP


27 posted on 09/18/2013 4:42:32 PM PDT by bray (Coming soon: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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To: Dysart

http://moonbattery.com/mussolini-obama.jpg


28 posted on 09/18/2013 4:43:08 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: matt04

Three bedroom, seven bath? Whatever kind of house this was, they’d better have a basement gal cave. With one-a them kegger fridges. They’re a thirsty bunch.


29 posted on 09/18/2013 4:47:48 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: matt04

6 million?

In California, that’ll buy you a one bedroom roach motel and you’ll need 8 roommates just to pay the taxes....


30 posted on 09/18/2013 4:47:53 PM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: matt04

pig at the trough


31 posted on 09/18/2013 4:48:11 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: matt04

Since she is a Marxist, she should not mind living in the same accommodations as the workers.


32 posted on 09/18/2013 4:50:30 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: matt04

The sequester spares nobody.


33 posted on 09/18/2013 5:10:20 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: matt04
Doesn't she get a transition team, too?

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/355061/lords-transition-team-mark-steyn

34 posted on 09/18/2013 5:14:02 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: blackdog

Not so sure about that. Rumor is that Rick Perry will be the next president of Texas A&M.

As an Aggie, I shudder at the thought!


35 posted on 09/18/2013 5:19:49 PM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: matt04

Lesbian Party, what a waste of money.


36 posted on 09/18/2013 5:20:45 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Chode

LIBERALISM GONE WILD


37 posted on 09/18/2013 5:35:14 PM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: matt04

Thank you, UK, for reporting news that the American press refuses to print.

A perfect example of the liberal ruling elite that takes special privileges and looks down their nose at normal people.


38 posted on 09/18/2013 5:39:28 PM PDT by I want the USA back
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To: matt04

‘140k in moving expenses’

How much ammunition is she taking with her?


39 posted on 09/18/2013 5:40:08 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: spawn44
in it's raw form...
40 posted on 09/18/2013 5:45:38 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: matt04; All
... she will live in leased accommodations that the college system (emphasis added) is renting for nearly $10,000 a month.

Anybody know whatever became of California's multibillion dollar debt?

41 posted on 09/18/2013 5:52:25 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: TurboZamboni

Big Sis needs a big mansion.”

I know she’s full of it - but 7 bathrooms for one person?


42 posted on 09/18/2013 6:20:04 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: matt04

Dixy Lee Ray lived in a house trailer when she was Governor of Washington State.


43 posted on 09/18/2013 6:30:42 PM PDT by alpo (What would Selco do?)
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To: Grams A

must eat a lot of taco bell.


44 posted on 09/18/2013 7:55:44 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Toooooooo funny!


45 posted on 09/18/2013 7:58:14 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: rdcbn
One thing for sure, Janet and California deserve each other.

True that!

46 posted on 09/18/2013 7:59:25 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Grams A
"I know she’s full of it - but 7 bathrooms for one person?"

Sounds like the plumbing will require an entire network of dikes.

47 posted on 09/18/2013 8:01:15 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: luckystarmom

I’ll take Rick Perry over Robert Gates!


48 posted on 09/18/2013 8:01:44 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Joe 6-pack; TurboZamboni

Y’all are in fine form tonite!

Sending me to bed with a smile. Thanks.


49 posted on 09/18/2013 8:49:34 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Jane Long

Not me. Perry’s been appointng his little cronies. He wants the $10k tuition that is available to everyone. I think he wants that over academic excellence. I had higher grades than Perry with a more difficult degree, and that is not saying much.

I know so many really bright Agges! For example, Pat Wood was a civil engineewhen I was at A&Mr who became president of he student body at Harvard Law school. He was head of Texas’s Public Utility Commision and then head of the FERC. He’s also conservative.

Pat’s an example of who I wish they were lokiing at. Smart and connected, but is known for doing the right thing.


50 posted on 09/18/2013 11:42:37 PM PDT by luckystarmom
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