Daily Republic: Solano College to consider $348 million bond measure


FAIRFIELD — Hoping to improve the current facilities and plan for the future needs, a $348 million bond measure for Solano Community College will likely be considered midweek by board members.

Superintendent-President Jowel Laguerre will recommend the approval of the bond measure for the November ballot at Wednesday’s meeting of the college district’s Board of Trustees. The proposal is $18.99 per $100,000 of assessed property value.

Dubbed the “Solano Community College Classroom Repair, Safety and Job Training Measure” for now, it would address buildings on the campus built in 1971. Classrooms, labs and libraries would be replaced. There would also be modernization of the nursing, firefighter and biotechnology job training centers. The measure would also fund technology upgrades as well as improve energy efficiency.

The measure will go to voters in Solano County except Rio Vista, which is out of the college’s service area. Voters in Winters will also see it on the ballot. It will need a 55 percent voter approval and will come with independent audits as well as a citizen’s oversight committee, according to staff reports.

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