Private Reception for Opening of Public Building

SCC logoI live in Dixon, CA, which is about 10 minutes away from Vacaville, CA. After three years of construction and even longer planning planning, Solano Community College has been building a new branch facility in Vacaville, CA. There was already a small branch campus, high tech when it was built. The opening and naming of the new building took place this weekend. This is one of the Picks and Pecks editorials concerning the controversial opening event written by the staff at the Vacaville Reporter.

A private dedication for a public building? Turns out that’s just what Solano Community College had in mind when it was planning today’s ceremony opening the new Vacaville Center. Dignitaries and invited guests are to hear speeches and cut the ribbon this morning, while taxpaying peons are welcome to tour the facility this afternoon….

“We blew it,” conceded Ross Beck, director of public relations, marketing and communications, adding that The Reporter’s voiced concern about holding a private dedication for a public building was “the first time anyone has mentioned that issue.”

That lack of concern about the public, which is footing the bill, isn’t reassuring. A resounding peck.

Hat tip to Vacaville Reporter.

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