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Delta College places $598M bond issue on November ballot
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Delta College is placing a $598 million bond on the Nov. 5 ballot.

If approved, the measure would cost property owners approximately $16 per $100,000 of assessed (not market) value, with the typical Manteca property owner paying about $52 per year.

Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to place the bond measure on the ballot which, if approved by voters, would provide money to upgrade College facilities and ensure that students from all walks of life can raise their quality of living and achieve their dreams.

The bond would help address the most urgent improvements needed across all Delta College campuses, such as fixing old plumbing, repairing leaky roofs, upgrading classrooms and labs, and improving student safety.

“Delta College trains community members for higher-paying careers in important local fields like agriculture, robotics, law enforcement, and healthcare,” said Superintendent/President Lisa Aguilera Lawrenson.

 “For the healthcare industry alone, Delta College prepares more than 400 workers each year to fill critical jobs such as registered nurses, emergency medical technicians, and more.”

Despite the increased need for Delta’s services, it’s been 20 years since the College last proposed a bond for voter approval.

 The 2004 passage of Measure L allowed the College to build a new math and science building, upgrade career education shops, upgrade training facilities for first responders, and improve student technology, among many other projects.

Subsequent refinancing of the bond saved taxpayers nearly $26 million.