2014 Measure C Facilities Bond
If approved by voters on November 4, Measure C will provide funds that allow the Compton Community College District to upgrade classrooms, labs, infrastructure, and instructional equipment, while making health and safety repairs and energy efficiency improvements. These updates will enable the District to maintain El Camino College Compton Center as a valuable community resource that provides affordable, local education, increases access to education for all local residents, and prepares students and returning veterans for university transfer or entry to a successful career.
New and upgraded facilities supported by this bond would ensure the delivery of a quality education, career training leading to in-demand jobs, and vital student support services for students, veterans, and working adults served by the District for years to come.
Classroom space and Career and Technical Education training facilities for local residents of all ages who want to learn new skills to compete for better paying jobs will be enhanced with bond funding. New facilities and instructional equipment will expand access to training programs that will help students prepare and find jobs in automotive technology, aerospace, nursing, early childhood development and other high-demand careers that require specific skills.
By law, funds from any proposed bond can only be spent on buildings, classrooms, or instructional equipment. No bond funds can be spent on administrator pensions or salaries. In addition, all fund expenditures are subject to local control, and cannot be taken away by Sacramento politicians.
Voters in the Compton Community College District include residents of Compton, Lynwood, Paramount and Willowbrook, as well as portions of Athens, Bellflower, Carson, Downey, Dominguez, Lakewood, Long Beach, and South Gate. State law requires a 55 percent majority for the measure to pass.
Measure C will cost property owners $25/year
per $100,000 assessed – not market – property value.