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The board of directors at the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law will hold a special meeting June 26 to rescind its decision to build a garage on the school’s San Francisco property at Larkin Street and Golden Gate Avenue. Just over a week ago, the board unanimously voted to go ahead with plans to build an eight-story garage. That decision touched off an angry protest in the community and prompted state Sen. John Burton to fire off an angry letter, claiming that the board disregarded alternative efforts put forth by the Tenderloin community. Hastings General Counsel Susan Thomas said the meeting is a direct result of Burton’s dissatisfaction with garage proposal. The first order of business at the meeting, Thomas said, will be to rescind the decision to build the garage as originally planned. The board will select members of a blue-ribbon committee to act as an independent arbitrator and look at existing and additional proposals for the lot. The five members of the committee will include two Tenderloin neighborhood representatives, Thomas said. “Hopefully they will have a proven track record of being objective and will have knowledge of the issues at hand,” she added. A majority of the board members will not be present at the meeting, but will attend via teleconference. Thomas said the school couldn’t afford to get all the board members — who live in various locations throughout the state — in the same room at such short notice. “We’re a small college and we have limited funds for this sort of thing and not a lot of resources,” said Thomas.

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