Monday, May 22, 2017
In 2016, California voters approved a facilities bond providing a $2 billion infrastructure investment in California’s community colleges. Nevertheless, the May Revision adds only four additional projects or nine of the 29 shovel-ready capital projects. Moreover, the budget includes only a fraction of the $29.2 billion in facilities needs identified in the Five-Year Capital Outlay Plan. Failure to fund approximately 70% of these capital projects is a missed opportunity to create jobs and to cultivate a skilled and educated workforce in communities throughout the state.