By Susan Winlow
Voters two years ago gave Solano Community College a chance to breath new life into some of its buildings that haven’t had a facelift or modernization in their 40-plus-year-old lives.
Not only will the Vallejo and Vacaville campuses expand, but the Fairfield main campus will shed its decades-old ambiance for “a different look, a different face,” said Jowel Laguerre, the college’s superintendent and president.
“It was built in the ’70s, it was time for a different look,” Laguerre said.
Measure Q, a $348 million general obligation bond, was approved by voters in November 2012. Since then the wheels have been turning, albeit behind the scenes with plans, committees, reports, Vallejo land acquisition for expansion, selling the bonds – much of the unseen groundwork. Solano County residents are about to see visible signs of what they voted for nearly two years ago.