Correction: If you read the original version of this story on the schoobrary, the first thing you would have read was that the project could delay other projects planned under Proposition S, according to bond czar Stuart Markey.
Markey told me today that he doesn’t think that’s so.
I misunderstood a statement that Markey made at a meeting on Thursday, about dropping property values and their potential to delay projects such as technology improvements, to be about the library project itself. Lower property values mean that the school district has a lower bonding capacity, and may have to delay projects. But that’s unrelated to the question of whether to put a charter school in the downtown library, Markey said.
While some critics have worried that it could delay other projects — John de Beck said that the schoobrary would “pre-empt” other plans — Markey said that since nobody is sure if or when all this would happen, it is unclear what impact the library project would have on other projects.
My apologies to Markey, to all my readers and to my coworker Rani, who did a dynamite job drawing together the reporting on this issue. I hope this sets the record straight.