- San Francisco metropolis officers are inviting the College of California system to open a campus of their downtown space, citing “a set of outstanding alternatives” that it may present college students.
- Mayor London Breed and Metropolis Lawyer David Chiu wrote to the UC regent board chair Tuesday, making a case that town is a hub for fast-growing industries like synthetic intelligence and biotechnology.
- “A variety of properties” within the space may function a mixed-use UC campus and will accommodate pupil housing, the officers wrote.
Financial pressures may stand in the way in which of UC increasing so considerably.
On the similar time, the prospect of recent pupil housing may entice the system. It’s contending with a housing disaster, as choices stay restricted and inflation drives up costs.
California policymakers have tried to step in, together with final yr by sending $4 billion in loans and grants to the state’s three public greater training methods to pay for inexpensive housing. Nevertheless, with the state’s funds deficit rising, the governor has sought to delay a few of that funding.
Breed and Chiu cited the scholar housing scarcity of their letter, noting a possible campus may relieve a few of these pressures. They wrote they’d prefer to discover a formal option to discover opening a campus.
“We imagine that bringing college students to a Metropolis that’s each brimming with tradition and serves because the area’s financial powerhouse gives them with the chance to be taught and reside in a vibrant and world class metropolitan heart,” they wrote.
UC enrolled greater than 230,400 undergraduates in fall 2022, roughly the identical because the prior yr.