By Henry Hollaway/Staff Writer/@YummyHenry
The Board of Trustees may decide Tuesday, Feb. 23, to place another bond measure on the June ballot, college officials have announced.
During the State of College address Friday, Feb. 5, LBCC President Eloy Oakley said the bonds would be aimed at critical needs such as preparing students to transfer and continuing renovations of the aging buildings on campus that have yet to be restored.
The proposal’s push to restore the campuses, many buildings were built in the 1950s, would also continue the most recent Measure E. The total of $616 million bonds acquired in 2002 and 2008 helped create the culinary arts facility and math student success center on LAC, secured PCC’s first major overhaul in 35 years and funded other major renovation projects.
“If our trustees decide to place this bond measure on the ballot, I ask you to please consider lending your support,” Oakley said. “Let’s finish the work we’ve started and complete the transformation of LBCC.”
Further details regarding the new bond proposal will be solidified Friday, Feb. 19, Trustee Virginia Baxter said Wednesday,
A survey last fall revealed that about 65 percent of likely voters in the district would support the additional taxes, college officials have said. Approval requires 55 percent.
At 5 p.m. Feb. 23, the Board of Trustees will vote on the issue in T1100.