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How much?

• Amount of general obligation bonds to be issued: $160 million

• Rate based on average assessed value, not market value.

• Estimated tax rate per $100,000 of assessed value: $9.73

• On average, each property owner in the college’s service area will pay an additional $30 per year.


Election facts

• Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees voted (4-0) to move forward with a general obligation bond measure on Aug. 9, 2006.

Date of election: Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Measure M received the required 55-percent majority in 147 of 150 voter precincts.


Prop 39 requirements:

• Requires approval of 55 percent of the district’s voters.

• Funds may not be used for administrative or faculty/staff salaries.

• Requires a citizens’ oversight committee and financial audits.

• All money will improve College of the Canyons -- nothing goes to the state.


What is it for?

Measure M is needed to maintain and improve the high standard of education at College of the Canyons by:

Adding classrooms for core classes

• Adding labs and improving technology to expand public safety and other skilled, high-demand professions

• Improving earthquake, security and fire safety

• Improving disabled access

• Repairing plumbing, duct-work, roofs, walls and floors

• Helping secure millions of dollars in state matching funds that will otherwise be lost


College facts

• Student population: more than 14,000 per semester (2011)

• First classes: 1969

Valencia campus opened: 1971

Canyon Country campus opened: 2007

University Center opened: 2009

AA/AS programs: 73

Disciplines/majors: 70

Certificates of achievement: 40

Certificates of competency: 3

Certificates of specialization: 30

Certificates of completion: 3

Online classes: More than 139, serving approximately 2,894 students

• Number of business partners: 500 annually

• Intercollegiate sports: 16 (split equally amoung men and women)

• Faculty and staff: more than 900

• Academy of the Canyons: More than 1000 high school students attend each year to get a head start on their college careers.

• Value: College of the Canyons provides top-quality, higher education locally at a fraction of the cost of University of California or California State University systems, saving tax dollars and tuition funds.

• Local economic impact: The college boosts the local economy, providing employers with well-trained professionals.

College image: In recent surveys, the community gives College of the Canyons very high ratings in meeting community needs for higher education.

College of the Canyons
Valencia campus: 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355 • (661) 259-7800
Canyon Country campus: 17200 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country, CA 91351 • (661) 362-3800

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