Skip to comments.UC to spend up to $6m on mansion for new president Janet Napolitano...
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.'
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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.
Big Sis needs a big mansion.
Are they paying for this in dollars or pesos? Let Californy just grow more pot and use the funds to pay for everything
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.
Let’s see, Gov. of AZ, Sec. of Homeland Security and now UC President. That makes her qualified.
Does the Blake house actually need $6 million in renovations, or just $6 million in changes to suit the new Lesbian President?
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.
A good choice, she can double as their mascot.
Don’t forget the hers & hers towels.
What is with them and that pose?
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.
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.
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.
No matter how badly she screws things up on her watch, there is absolutely no way anyone could tell the difference.
Only what the ruling class is entitled to. Big Sis is, after all, Her.
El Duce pose