Measure L Passes News Release

December 10, 2014

On November 4, 2014, the registered voters of San Luis Obispo County approved Measure L, a $275 million general facilities bond to improve Cuesta College. With 62 percent voter approval, Measure L will address longstanding facility, infrastructure and technology needs. But more so, the approval is a vote of confidence in the educational opportunities and workforce preparation Cuesta College provides to the residents of SLO county. In response, work has already begun on the bond projects.

Over the coming days and months, the following will take place:

  • The application will open for the Bond Oversight Committee in December 2014. The group will be responsible for informing the public on matters concerning the District’s expenditure of bond proceeds, reviewing expenditures produced by the District and producing an annual report.
  • The District will release the timeline for removal of modular buildings in February 2015. Ground is scheduled to be broken on two new buildings by fall 2015 to accommodate the displaced classrooms and offices. The concept for these buildings is complete; final design and approval from the Department of the State Architect (DSA) will take up to six months.
  • The first bond issuance will occur in March of 2015.
  • Initial emergency roof repairs will begin in April of 2015.

During these months, many students will attend classes in new DSA approved temporary buildings. We will look to our faculty and staff to continue to provide excellent student services and educational opportunities throughout this time of change.

For years to come, Measure L will provide our students with affordable 21st century education. We thank the voters of San Luis Obispo County for this and look forward to this new era of Cuesta College.

In February of 2015, we plan to launch an official website for the bond, which will include all general information and details regarding Measure L. Until that time, 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