Since 2004, the year Chancellor Fox was appointed, the Office of the President and the San Diego campus have sought to address the deficiencies of the Chancellor’s residence, University House (UH). To date, these deficiencies include an engineering expert determination that UH is uninhabitable because of structural instabilities, extensive mold and major cliff erosion exposing the slab. Efforts to remedy these deficiencies have been complicated because of issues regarding the historical significance of the structure and the determination by local Native Americans that the UH site is a sacred burial ground.
For nearly six years, Chancellor Fox has been assigned housing in a rental property in La Jolla. Currently the lease on that property is approximately $83,000/year, which is paid by UCSD. In addition, the campus pays for certain utilities, security, and cable/internet services, totaling approximately $15,000/year in fiscal year 2008-09, for a total cost of approximately $98,000/year. That property is located slightly less than four miles from the main campus. This rental property has been problematic because it is poorly configured for entertaining even small groups of donors or guests for cultivation or solicitation. Further, it has no capacity for catering, and no on-street parking; nor does it have a sidewalk, so guests cannot park nearby and easily walk to the residence.
Political Action Committee – National Apartment Association (NAA) files Amicus Brief in mold case (two infant deaths in mold filled apt – Wasatch Prop Mgmt) citing US Chamber/ACOEM ‘litigation defense report’ to disclaim health effects of indoor mold & limit financial risk for industry
“Changes in construction methods have caused US buildings to become perfect petri dishes for mold and bacteria to flourish when water is added. Instead of warning the public and teaching physicians that the buildings were causing illness; in 2003 the US Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform, a think-tank, and a workers comp physician trade organization mass marketed an unscientific nonsequitor to the courts to disclaim the adverse health effects to stave off liability for financial stakeholders of moldy buildings. Although publicly exposed many times over the years, the deceit lingers in US courts to this very day.” Sharon Noonan Kramer
Information on Riverstone Residential, the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency, and the owners of Toxic Mold Infested Jefferson Lakes Apartments in Baton Rouge, Louisiana continuing to allow tenants to be exposed to extreme amounts of mold toxins
Irrefutable evidence indicates that Riverstone Residential, Guarantee Service Team of Professionals, & plaintiffs’ attorney, J Arthur Smith III, must have agreed to exclude evidence that would have shown the owners of Jefferson Lakes Apartments & Riverstone Residential had knowledge of the severe MOLD INFESTATION at the complex before we moved in