By Rachel Raskin-Zrihen
There will be a $194 million bond measure on the November ballot, as the Vallejo City Unified School District Board of Trustees voted for it 4-1 on Wednesday.
Trustee Ruscal Cayangyang was the only dissenting vote.
It was the second vote at the same meeting for a bond to get the money needed to repair crumbling school facilities. Even this is nowhere near the amount needed to do everything that needs to be done, district officials say.
Cayangyang offered a compromise measure, for a $50 million bond, since the nearly $200,000 one had failed once before but, no trustee would second that motion. Following several comments from other trustees and community members, Cayangyang amended the amount to $100 million and then, $110 million, which got a grudging, provisional second from trustee Tony Ubalde. But the alternative lost in a 4-1 vote, with Cayangyang the only “Yes.”