Measure L Passes News Release

March 11, 2015

At its March 4, 2015, Board of Trustees meeting, the following actions took place to move the District forward with Measure L projects:

  • The appointment of 10 individuals to serve on the Citizens’ Oversight Committee (COC). The COC will inform the public on the District’s Measure L expenditures, review Measure L expenditure reports, and present annual written reports to the Board of Trustees. A COC membership listing can be found under the Citizens’ Oversight Committee tab.
  • The Board of Trustees reached consensus to not limit the types of construction firms that can be hired to complete the work of Measure L projects. The district will not pursue a project-labor agreement (PLA) for bond projects, allowing for the hiring of either union or non-union firms. Over the past few months, the Board heard presentations that were pro, con and neutral to PLA agreements.
  • Approval of the proposed services agreement with Kitchell Construction for initial bond program mobilization services. Kitchell Construction will provide interim services until a bond program manager is selected through a Request for Proposal process.
  •  Approval of the proposed project assignment between the District and Blach Construction for the interim housing project, which will temporarily replace the non-compliant modular space on both the San Luis Obispo and North County campuses while the permanent Instructional Building (SLO Campus) and Campus Center (North County Campus) are built.
  • Approval of the project assignments between the District and Blach Construction for the roofing and HVA/C projects on the SLO Campus. The project will replace failing roof and HVA/C systems on the 1100, 4200, 4500 and 4600 structures. 

By the end of the spring 2015 semester, construction on both the San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles campuses will have begun on interim housing projects. The new temporary structures will accommodate programs and classrooms that currently reside in modular structures that must be removed by State law. The displaced programs and classrooms will eventually reside in a North County Campus Center and a San Luis Obispo Campus Instructional Building; construction on those will begin approximately December 2015.

Additionally, repairs and renovations to existing District facilities on the San Luis Obispo Campus will take place between the fall and spring of 2015.

The funds for Measure L will be used to repair Cuesta’s aquatic center, build a permanent new campus center on the San Luis Obispo Campus, a permanent Early Childhood Center on the Paso Robles Campus, provide technology upgrades to both campuses, and more.

In the coming weeks, we plan to launch an official website for the bond, which will include all general information and details regarding Measure L. Unit 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