CC Bond wins

CC Bond wins

The numbers soared throughout the night as Measure CC pushed full steam ahead, and won with 57 percent of the vote of district residents.

In the end, the total number of votes in favor of the measure was 26,831, and contained a meek 19,928 opposing the bond measure.

In order to pass, it was necessary for Measure CC to have at least 55 percent of votes, and it is now safe to say that Cerritos College has an extremely interesting future ahead.

With the passage of the $210 million bond called Measure CC, otherwise known as the General Obligation Bond, Cerritos College will be able to move ahead with plans to upgrade the college and make improvements to the facilities.

The college has identified the needs of Cerritos and has presented them through the web site and the Measure CC campaign flyers.

It’s been almost 50 years since Cerritos College has had a bond placed on the ballot. Now that the voters have passed the bond, the college will be able to expand and upgrade the college.

Without the passage of Measure CC, the college would have to look to other resources to help upgrade the facilities.

Cerritos College has come up with a Master Plan for all the renovations and new constructions that will be taking place. The plan can be viewed in the president’s office or online at the college web site at Cerritos.edu

The G.O. Bond will help to ensure adequate health and safety conditions, including current health and safety codes, at Cerritos College for students, faculty, staff and community members.

Some of the main things that will be done now that the G.O. Bond has passed:

The college will replace equipment rather than renovate where cost effective. Cost effective improvements in terms of energy efficiency, maintenance, or revenue generating.

Some of the needs include eliminating asbestos, renovate the restrooms, and repair/resurface/expand parking, campus roads, entrance and exit access. Renovate classrooms and labs to meet current code for disabled access and install/upgrade fire systems, including sprinklers.

The college is also in need of upgrading campus wide telephone and emergency communication system and exterior lighting.

Construct new classrooms, buildings, science/technology/fine arts labs, instructional support areas, and faculty office space to meet educational program and enrollment needs.