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PUSD board supports lease-leaseback process at special meeting

Original post made on Jul 8, 2019

The Pleasanton school board last week unanimously approved a construction project bidding process called a lease-leaseback, which they hope will give PUSD more leverage over selecting a contractor.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, July 7, 2019, 4:29 PM

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Posted by community member
a resident of Country Fair
on Jul 8, 2019 at 9:42 am

So happy to see Pleasanton being practical and updating their methods to co-inside with industry protocol! Keep up the good work in saving $ while giving children what they deserve! On a side note, hope this also allows to not always take the LOWEST bid, as economically that is not necessarily the best move.


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Posted by Map
a resident of Del Prado
on Jul 8, 2019 at 11:26 am

So the contractor/developers own that developed site till the PUSD pays back that final lease payment- hmmm!! Is there a final date to make that payment without penalties, will PUSD need to float another bond to make that final payment because of their cost overruns, or spending the money elsewhere?? Sounds like we would be giving the PUSD another license to steal!


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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jul 8, 2019 at 8:40 pm

Reads like car salesman/women 101. "How much do you want to pay per month?"

What's the total?

"We can work something that fits your monthly budget"

What's the total?

If the problem is poorly qualified low bid contractors, increase the qualification requirements and contingency clauses - ie how about an escrow account for any warranty work ?


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Posted by Just wondering
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Jul 12, 2019 at 10:20 pm

Does anyone know what’s going on at Lydiksen? I thought this school was a driving force to get the bond passed. Have they done any work? My understanding is that nothing has happened. Can someone please enlighten me? Thanks


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