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City College, Fort Mason Clash Over Arts Programs

The arts classes offered by City College at Fort Mason could be endangered, due to disagreement between City College and its landlords at Fort Mason. The college is facing the loss of tens of millions of dollars in state aid; meanwhile, negotiations over the Fort Mason lease — which expires in June — have broken down amid accusations of misrepresenting the offers that have been made and the amounts of money involved. Fort Mason officials have complained to the press that CCSF has not been negotiating; but CCSF spokesman Jeff Hamilton told KQED, “We’ve been in pretty much continuous discussion with them for at least four months. And we’re in process right now with Fort Mason as to how we can come to terms.”

At press time, it was still unclear how the hundreds of students enrolled in courses at Fort Mason will be affected. But if the Fort Mason site is lost, CCSF officials have said they have plans to move the affected classes to other college locations in the city.

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