No amount of local fundraising can replace the millions of dollars from the state and federal government. Therefore, we must focus our efforts on relationships with politicians in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. The board wants to raise thousands in Glendale, with which I agree. However, with the recession in mind, there will be very little money available locally. We need to raise money from Sacramento and D.C. As a businessman and television executive, I have the credibility to lobby politicians for more funding. When I talk to a member of the California Assembly or Congress, they will know that I am working hard on the behalf of Glendale Community College (and not the phone company or gas company).
What should Glendale Community College do to better meet the growing student demand for classes?
The college must schedule classes in a way that fits the students' work schedules and parking and traffic patterns.