Mt. SAC Places Bond Measure on November Ballot

Board members
By Jill Dolan

July 30, 2018 - 05:54 PM

The Mt. San Antonio College Board of Trustees voted to place a bond measure on the November 2018 ballot. If enacted, the measure would allow the college to upgrade school security, expand career technical education programs and continue to provide high-quality, affordable education programs that help local students transfer to four-year universities.

“In today’s environment, campus safety is more important than ever,” said Mt. SAC President Dr. William Scroggins. “We must upgrade our security systems by installing cameras, lighting and up-to-date security measures including improved security and emergency communications systems to keep our students safe.”

 If voter approved, the measure would allow the college to make repairs to deteriorating gas, electrical and sewer lines as well as repair decaying walls, drainage systems and leaky roofs. Besides repairs, the measure would also improve access for disabled students and expand career technical education programs.  

 “Mt. SAC is one of the largest workforce training providers in the state -- to ensure our students are able to compete for good-paying modern careers, we must upgrade workforce development facilities to continue to train and prepare students for today’s in-demand jobs and a competitive global economy,” said Board President Dr. Manuel Baca.

 In a recently commissioned independent survey by FM3 Research, up to 76% percent of respondents indicated they would support a 55% requirement education bond to make essential upgrades to Mt. SAC.  The proposed $750,000,000 bond would cost voters 2.5 cents per $100 of assessed valuation.