Greenlight for Measure GO
November 08, 2018 - 09:11 AM
Local voters sent a strong message of support to Mt. San Antonio College on Tuesday, passing Measure GO by 60.82%, casting 78,943 votes in favor of the educational bond. To pass, Mt. SAC needed 55%.
Board President Manuel Baca said, “This is all thanks to the voters who recognize that Mt. SAC is an instrumental part of our community. We are very much looking forward to making Mt. SAC the place that helps train employees, transfer students, and support our community. This college will continue to fulfill our commitment to help students find their success in the classroom and beyond.”
Measure GO is a $750 million education bond, which will cost approximately 2.5 cents per $100 of assessed – not market – property value. As required by Proposition 39, Mt. SAC will form a Citizens’ Oversight Committee to ensure bond funds are spent appropriately. Learn more information about Measure GO, including the important projects it funds, by visiting the informational website at www.mtsac.edu/measurego.
Measure GO funds will enable Mt. SAC to upgrade campus security and emergency communication systems, expand career technical education programs and continue to provide high-quality, affordable education programs that help local students transfer to four-year universities. It will also build two parking structures on the south side of campus, a long-awaited Student Center, Library/Learning Resources and complete the Physical Education Complex.
“The voters believe in the power of education. They believe in our students. And they believe in Mt. San Antonio College’s role in helping students succeed,” said Mt. SAC President Bill Scroggins. “As Mounties, we know that Mt. SAC serves a critical role in our community. We provide high quality, affordable college education and job training to local students. Our value is unsurpassable.”