Access to Affordable Education and Job Training
As the cost of attending the University of California and State University systems becomes
more expensive, more students are starting their education at community colleges. Santa Ana College ensures that lower- and middle-income students who can’t afford the high price of a university still have access to career training and higher education.
With thousands of military veterans returning from service, Santa Ana College plays a critical role in providing job training, job placement, counseling and support services. Santa Ana College also ensures adults continuing their education have access to job
training, certifications and skills training. Student and Veterans Centers must continue to be improved and updated so students can continue to receive the support and career training they need.
Measure L – Local College Improvement Bond Measure
With more than one-third of all local high school graduates relying on local community colleges like Santa Ana College, it’s important our classrooms, labs and career training facilities get the basic repairs and upgrades they need. That is why the Rancho Santiago Community College District Board of Trustees placed Measure L, a $496 million local college improvement bond measure, on the March 2020 ballot.
If approved by 55% of local voters, Measure L would cost the typical homeowner approximately $6 per month to:
- Repair or replace leaky roofs, old rusty plumbing, faulty electrical systems and dry rotted beams where needed
- Modernize facilities to improve access for students with disabilities
- Upgrade classrooms, labs and career training facilities for manufacturing/3D modeling, robotics/welding, diesel technology, automotive technology and other skilled trades
- Remove hazardous materials like asbestos and lead paint from older buildings
- Improve student safety and campus security systems
- Provide local funding to enable partnerships with the public and private sector that would enhance the quality of Santa Ana college’s facilities
Mandatory Fiscal Accountability
Measure L requires a clear system of fiscal accountability. A project list, Citizens’ Oversight Committee and independent audits would be required and no money could be spent on staff salaries or pensions. All funds from Measure L would be required to stay local to support Santa Ana College and Santiago Canyon College and could not be taken away by the State.
Questions or Comments?
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For More Information
Santa Ana College Fact Sheet (PDF)
Santa Ana College Informational Mailer (PDF)
Santa Ana College Informational Mailer - En Español (PDF)
Santa Ana College Informational Mailer - Việt (PDF)
Santa Ana College Voter Information Guide (PDF)
Santa Ana College Voter Information Guide - En Español (PDF)
Santa Ana College Voter Information Guide - Việt (PDF)
Approved March 2020 Bond Resolution (PDF)
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