Measure L Passes News Release

August 14, 2014

On July 29, the Cuesta College Board of Trustees voted unanimously to place Measure L – the Cuesta College Affordable Education, Job Training and Campus Repair Measure – on the November 4, 2014 ballot for voters’ consideration. Cuesta College has been gathering feedback from the community for the past few months regarding college needs and challenges prior to the Board’s action.

From those responses we learned that with the cost of attending California’s public universities more than six times that of attending a community college, more local students and their families are relying on Cuesta College. Thus Measure L is a $275 million education bond to repair and update college facilities to continue to ensure quality, affordable education and job training for local students and veterans throughout our community. 

If adopted by voters, Measure L will address facility needs relating to:

  • Preparing returning veterans and local students for universities and good-paying jobs
  • Improving and maintaining nursing and paramedic programs
  • Providing quality career training and preparation in early childhood education, law enforcement, automotive, and agricultural trades
  • Repairing deteriorating buildings and classrooms
  • Providing essential job training in welding, construction, engineering, technology, and architecture
  • Fixing leaking roofs and plumbing, which lead to power outages and canceled classes

Measure L funds must be used locally and are subject to strict fiscal accountability requirements, including independent citizens' oversight and annual financial audits.

If you have any questions about Measure L, please contact me at gstork@cuesta.edu.

Sincerely,

Dr. Stork Signature

Gilbert H. Stork, Ed. D.
Superintendent/President