Given that a majority of Claremont residents feel it’s time for a new police station, one might think 2018 is finally the year Measure SC will pass. I still think it has a chance, but unfortunately, with minimal help from the Claremont Colleges.
On the surface, the community is saying all the right things. It’s not that the Colleges didn’t donate, and $750,000 is a lot of money. It’s money that is desperately needed and I know the city appreciates the donation.
But for some reason, the Claremont Colleges are stuck using a formula that doesn’t come close to the contribution they should be making.