Storm Brewing-Billions for School Construction
With the storm over Belmont still echoing in the background, the LA School District faces more heavy weather: an escalating conflict over who's in control of 2.4 billion taxpayer dollars. The players include the elected board and its new staff; the oversight committee key to passage of Proposition BB; a private management firm; the Army Corps of Engineers; and visionaries who say the LAUSD's last, best opportunity for greatness is being squandered. Scheduled guest included Los Angeles Unified School District C.O.O. Howard Miller, Architect and BB Oversight Committee member Michael Lehrer, David Abel of "Better Schools, Better Neighborhoods," and L.A. Times architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussoff.