Local Ballot Measures



Full Text of Measure E (2002 March)

The full text of this measure was copied from the Santa Cruz County Elections Department Website, www.votescount.com.

West Valley-Mission Community College District Bond

The following is the full proposition presented to the voters by the West Valley-Mission Community College District.

To improve educational opportunities for local residents, shall West Valley-Mission Community College District issue $268,653,300 in bonds at legal interest rates to construct, acquire, repair and equip classrooms, libraries, science/computer labs, facilities/sites, upgrade technology, improve safety conditions and accessibility for the disabled, upgrade fire, earthquake safety, lighting, electrical, energy conservation, ventilation/plumbing systems, appoint a Citizen's Oversight Committee to perform annual audits and ensure that no bond money is used for salaries, administrative expenses?

The Board of Trustees of the West Valley-Mission Community College District has evaluated safety, class size reduction, and information technology needs in developing the scope of college facility projects to be funded as outlined in both the District's West Valley College Educational and Facilities Master Plan, dated February 16, 2001, and as shall be amended from time to time and the Mission College Educational and Facilities Master Plan, dated October 2, 2001, and as shall be amended from time to time, each on file for review at the Chancellor's Office:

PROJECTS

Mission College

  • Main Building repair, renovation and refurnishing for improved instruction, including new science labs, computer labs, and safety upgrades
  • Repair, renovation and upgrade existing classrooms
  • Replace aging portable classrooms with permanent classrooms
  • Construct and furnish a new classroom/instructional facility
  • Upgrade or construct job training classrooms
  • Repair deteriorating roofs
  • Upgrades to electrical, plumbing, mechanical, heating, ventilation, energy conservation, fire safety and security systems
  • Americans with Disabilities Act required improvements
  • Seismic and structural improvements to existing buildings
  • Safety upgrades to road and walkways
  • Upgrade technology infrastructure
  • Purchase multimedia and other equipment for the Learning Resource Center/Library
  • Purchase safety, ergonomic and instructional equipment for classrooms and work spaces, such as ergonomic furniture and multimedia equipment
  • Repair and renovate student support services building
  • Construct warehouse facilities for equipment and storage
  • Reduce outstanding debt for High Technology Campus Center
  • Construct institutional support facilities

West Valley College

  • Upgrade and expand the math and science instructional facilities
  • Repair and renovate Administration of Justice (law enforcement) instructional facilities
  • Construct and furnish technology center
  • Repair, renovate and upgrade existing classrooms
  • Construct new classrooms
  • Replace aging portable classrooms with permanent classrooms
  • Upgrade or construct job training classrooms
  • Repair deteriorating roofs
  • Upgrade to electrical, plumbing, mechanical, heating, ventilation, energy conservation, fire safety, and security systems
  • Americans with Disabilities Act required improvements
  • Seismic and structural improvements to existing buildings
  • Safety upgrades to roads and walkways
  • Renovate, modernize, complete and equip athletic facilities at West Valley College
  • Replace portable Child Development Center facilities with permanent facilities
  • Upgrade the central plant for heating, ventilation and air conditioning
  • Upgrade and expand the Learning Resource Center/Library
  • Upgrade technology infrastructure
  • Renovate faculty workrooms and offices
  • Purchase safety, ergonomic and instructional equipment for classrooms and work spaces, such as ergonomic furniture and multimedia equipment.
  • Repair, renovate and expand Student Support Center facilities
  • Purchase temporary classrooms to accommodate construction
  • Reduce debt for information technology systems, a telephone system and portable facilities for police services, information technology services and general services department.
  • Construct institutional support facilities

The details of each of the above-mentioned projects are set forth in each of the Educational and Facilities Master Plans referenced above. The allocation of bond money may be affected by the District's receipt of State matching funds and final costs of each project. The budget for each project may be affected by factors beyond the District's control. The timing of projects will be established by the Board of Trustees after review by the Citizen Oversight Committee.

 

 

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