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LOS Angeles Valley College has to say goodbye to plans for a new computer business and technology building. Pierce College won't get that art gallery or exhibition center it had on the drawing board. Nor will Mission College get its new parking structure.

Originally, $2.2 billion from two bonds were going to pay for these structures and others at the nine campuses of the Los Angeles Community College District. But surge in demand on both construction materials and labor means higher costs and less spending power. And it has forced the LACCD to cut some buildings from the plan altogether.

While this is disappointing, it isn't a great surprise. Nor is it anyone's fault, unless you want to blame China and the Los Angeles Unified School District for simultaneous building booms that have sent the cost of construction materials soaring.

LACCD officials are right to scale back the amount of projects rather than trying to cut corners in construction. Fewer quality buildings that can stand the test of time are better than trying to do everything on a low budget.
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Date:Aug 23, 2005
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