West Valley-Mission Community College District bond proposition, Measure C (June 2012)
The approval of Measure C means that the community college district is authorized to borrow $350 million.
A 55% supermajority vote was required for approval.
|Santa Clara County||41,679||59.89%||27,916||40.11%|
|Santa Cruz County||819||57.47%||606||42.53%|
Measure C was endorsed by the editorial board of the San Jose Mercury News, which said, "If the bond is approved, Mission College in Santa Clara will get a new central building with more spacious classrooms and adequate technology. Similar upgrades are planned for West Valley's more sprawling campus. Neither has enough properly equipped classrooms, so students sometimes can't get courses they need. New spaces will allow the colleges to serve more students in highly sought fields."
Measure C was also endorsed by:
- The City of Campbell Chamber of Commerce
- The Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce
- The Silicon Valley Leadership Group
The question on the ballot:
|MEASURE C: To provide affordable education at West Valley and Mission Colleges by updating academic facilities and technology to prepare students for 21st century jobs/transfer to universities, upgrading healthcare, public safety and job-training facilities, and aging buildings for earthquake safety, and acquiring, constructing, repairing and equipping sites, buildings, classrooms and facilities, shall West Valley-Mission Community College District issue $350,000,000 of bonds, at legal rates with citizens’ oversight, no money for Sacramento, administrators’ salaries or employee pensions?|
- Mercury News, "Mercury News editorial: Bond measures will help local schools educate students for 21st century," May 17, 2012
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