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Marymount College qualifies expansion initiative for November ballot

As reported in the Daily Breeze by Melissa Pamer:

"Marymount College announced Friday that the Rancho Palos Verdes city clerk said a sufficient number of signatures had been verified to put an initiative on the November ballot asking voters to weigh campus expansion plans.

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City officials said earlier this week they expected the City Council to take up the issue at its June 15 meeting.

The council will have the option of approving Marymount's plans - which include dormitories for 250 students - or sending the initiative to voters.

The council earlier this month formalized its own approval for the college's expansion, including an athletic center and field and library but excluding dorms. Officials from the college, which first began the process of submitting its plans to the city a decade ago, said they want voters to weigh the dorms.

In a statement, Marymount College President Michael Brophy encouraged the council to approve its plans as laid out in the initiative."

The proposed expansion plans, particularly the request for on-site dormatories, has been very controversial, expecially among nearby residents.

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Comment balloon 0 commentsMaureen Megowan • June 05 2010 08:20PM

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