For the second time in 10 years, Solano Community College leaders have given the green light to place a multimillion dollar bond measure on an election ballot to upgrade existing facilities and programs and build and create new ones.
On a 7-1 vote, with trustee Catherine Ritch dissenting, the school’s governing board, meeting Wednesday in the college’s Fairfield administrative offices, gave the go-ahead to put a $348 million bond measure on the Nov. 6 general election ballot.
After an hour of public, staff and trustee comments — most of them in support of the bond measure — the vote came after nearly a year of community input that involved more than 1,000 constituents and the state’s recent
$5 million take-away from SCC’s operating budget, with the real possibility of another $2 million state funding cutback in the coming months. It also comes as the fall ballot becomes crowded with competing state propositions to increase funding for K-12 schools and public safety needs.