At the January 12, 2017 Yuba Community College Board of Trustees Meeting, the board certified that that all of the eight counties (Yuba, Sutter, Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Yolo, Butte and Placer) in the YCCD District, approved the issuance of Measure Q, GO Bonds in the amount of $33,565 million. The total number of votes cast on November 8, 2016 for Measure Q needed to exceed 55% in order for the District to move forward. After all of the certified results were reported, Measure Q’s approval rating was 60.08% district-wide, passing in all of the large counties that YCCD serves including, Colusa, Lake, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba.
“The passage of Measure Q will allow the District to continue major repairs, renovations and construction projects throughout the District” said Chancellor Douglas Houston. “I am proud that voters supported Measure Q in all counties where our District has a campus or center. It confirms that our community supports the work that has been accomplished and is supportive of the future projects that our District intends to tackle.”
Over the past 10 years, the District has completed many construction and modernization projects with Measure J Program funds.
- Yuba College Health and Public Safety building for the nursing, fire and police/corrections programs
- Yuba College‘s Renovated Learning and Resource Center (Library).
- The new Sutter County Educational Center in Yuba City
- Three new buildings at the Lake County Campus that replaced modular buildings
- The new Colusa County Campus in Williams
- Major renovations to Woodland Community College’s 100, 200, 300 and 400 buildings
- Technology improvements at Woodland Community College
- Grounds and maintenance improvements across all YCCD campuses
YCCD is committed to fiscally responsible management of all taxpayer funding and has actively pursued opportunities to save money. In the last 15 months, the District has conducted two bond refundings, cumulatively saving local taxpayers more than $86 million.
As with Measure J, Measure Q funds will be protected by an independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee that must review and audit all bond expenditures.