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News Release - July 6, 2006

MENDOCINO COLLEGE, 1000 Hensley Creek Road, Ukiah, CA 95482

Contact: Ross Beck, Director of Public Information & Marketing
T: 707-468-3012, Fax: 707-468-3008, Email: rbeck@mendocino.edu

File: NR-Bond Resolution
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Mendocino College to Place Bond Measure on November Ballot


UKIAH, CA —The Mendocino College Board of Trustees, at a special meeting held Wednesday, passed a resolution to place a $67.5 million general obligation bond measure on the November ballet. Under Proposition 39, the College will seek a bond measure up to $25 per $100,000 in assessed property value.

“It is noteworthy to call attention to the special meeting held this afternoon,” stated Trustee Wade Koeninger and member of the Bond Committee, “In passing a resolution to place a bond measure on the ballot for Lake and Mendocino Counties, the Board is preparing Mendocino College for a new era. This has the potential to be an historical turning point for Mendocino College. Our successors, as well as the faculty, staff and students, may look back and realize how important July 5, 2006 was to Mendocino College.”

In May, the college hired the consulting firm Evans/McDonough Company, Inc. to conduct a survey regarding placing a bond on the November ballet. The report was very favorable, stating, “ 9 out of 10 voters have a favorable opinion of Mendocino College” and “support for the proposed bond measure is strong.”

“Passage of this bond measure will generate several major benefits to our community, including leveraging additional funds from the state and new construction jobs,” states Superintendent/President Kathy Lehner. “Most importantly, it will provide much needed funding for facilities and programs to support greater student success and better prepare students for the workplace or to transfer to a four-year college.

Since 2000, when Proposition 39 was passed, 63 of 72 California community college districts have passed bond measures to fund capital projects, new programs, and maintenance. Those districts that have bond funds to match the state capital outlay funds get priority for additional state funding over districts without matching funding. A new Library/Learning Resource Center for Mendocino College has been on the state’s capital projects list for many years, but other community colleges’ projects jump ahead of Mendocino College because those districts can provide matching funds from bonds and Mendocino College cannot.

The college plans to post the list of potential projects on their website in the next couple of weeks at www.mendocino.edu.

Those interested in additional information, or who would like a college representative to speak at a group meeting, please call 468-3071.

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Created: July 06, 2006 @ 04:22 PM
Last Modified: August 01, 2006 @ 11:55 AM

 





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