Solano Community College bond proposition, Measure Q (November 2012)

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A Solano Community College bond proposition ballot question was on the November 6, 2012 ballot for voters in the Solano Community College District in Solano County and Yolo County, where it was approved.[1]

Measure Q authorizes the community college district to borrow $348 million.

The Solano Community College has three main campuses. They are in Fairfield, Vacaville and Vallejo.

Voters in the district approved a $124 million bond proposition in 2002.[1]

A 55% supermajority vote was required for approval.

Election results

Measure E
County: Yes No
Votes  % Votes  %
Solano County 88,083 63.52% 50,593 36.48%
Yolo County 1,551 61.7% 962 38.3%
Totals: 89,634 63.49% 51,555 36.51%
Final official results from the Solano County elections office and the Yolo County elections office.

Support

  • Jowel Laguerre is the superintendent/president of the college. Laguerre said, "This measure will help ensure that the college can continue to provide high-quality, affordable college options for students, active military and local veterans."[1]
  • Carol Larson is the owner of Georgia House Graphics. Larson said, "In these challenging economic times, a community college is more important than ever, and it is crucial that the college is up-to-date and well-equipped to help students have the resources necessary for the high-skilled opportunities in today's job market."[1]

Opposition

  • Richard Giddens is a resident of Suisun City and a retired Air Force master sergeant. He said that the college district is part of "bloated government" and is not delivering good value to taxpayers in the district.[1]

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

Measure Q: "To prepare Solano / Yolo County students / veterans for universities / jobs by: Expanding student, military, disabled veteran access to affordable education; Meeting earthquake / fire safety codes; upgrading employer job placement facilities; Upgrading engineering, welding, nursing / firefighter training centers; Acquiring, constructing /repairing facilities, sites / equipment, shall Solano Community College District issue $348,000,000 in bonds, at legal rates, with citizens’ oversight, annual audits / no money for pensions / administrators’ salaries?"[2]

Path to the ballot

The governing board of the Solano Community College District voted 7-1 in early August 2012 to refer the measure to the November 6, 2012 ballot. Trustee Catherine Ritch was the dissenting vote.[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 The Tempest, "Board approves $348 million bond measure for November ballot," August 2, 2012
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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