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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 15

Meeting Date: September 26, 2000

Subject/Title: Support for Contra Costa College District Facilities Bond Measure

Submitted by: Jon Elam, City Manager

Approved by: Jon Elam, City Manager

RECOMMENDATION
Approve the proposed resolution supporting the Contra Costa Community College District Facilities Bond Measure.

PREVIOUS ACTION
None.

COMMENTS
The City Council has been requested to support this falls Community College Bond Measure.

Supporting materials are attached.

RESOLUTION NO

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD IN SUPPORT OF THE CONTRA COSTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT FACILITIES BOND MEASURE

WHEREAS, the Contra Costa Community College District has served the students of our county with educational distinction for over 50 years; and

WHEREAS, many of the facilities of the Contra Costa Community College District were constructed many years ago, some as early as the 1950's; and

WHEREAS, the Contra Costa Community College District has identified critical renovation and modernization needs, including additional classroom and lab space; science and computer lab renovations; plumbing repairs and roof replacements; security lighting; electrical upgrades for 21st century technology; heating, ventilation and air-conditioning rehabilitation; and a new sate-of-the art facility at the San Ramon Valley Center; and 

WHEREAS, state funding is insufficient to meet the many urgent facility needs of the Contra Costa Community College District, including $57 million in current unmet scheduled maintenance; and

WHEREAS, the Contra Costa Community College District will ask voters to approve a much-needed facilities bond measure in November 2000, with a Citizen's Oversight Committee established to ensure that funds are spent properly;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Brentwood recognizing that the Contra Costa Community College District is a valuable higher education resource, does herewith endorse, the November 2000 bond measure to meet the expanding educational and job training needs of Contra Costa County.

PASSED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at its regular meeting of September 26, 2000 by the following vote:


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