MSJC president: Bond on November ballot is unlikely
"Putting a campus there is part of our master plan," Zacovic said. "Anything that threatens or affects that makes me nervous. If we weren't able to acquire that property, where do we go next? And what will that cost?" Read More
Defeat of Measure G
and court ruling puts brakes on MSJC Wildomar campus
"When he began his campaign, the approval rating for Measure
G was at 60 percent, he said, and on the day of the
election, Measure G support had plummeted to 45 percent.
Sun Lakes switches,
other measures fail
"Some of us are a little surprised by the margin of defeat,”
said Bill Marchese, director of public information for Mt.
San Jacinto Community College, which services the Hemet
Valley and Pass Area. “We were expecting a victory.”
Judge: County parks
district can't sell land to Mt. San Jacinto
"Thursday's ruling came
after voters across the expansive district ---- which spans
Temecula to Banning ---- rejected the proposed $720 million
bond to expand the existing two campuses and build two
others, including the one in Wildomar."
rules no sale of land for campus
"The decision comes two days after voters rejected the
college district's $720 million general-obligation bond
measure, which would have partly funded the Wildomar
School bond measures
fail at polls
"One of the questions to be answered by the district is why
the local measure failed when 53 of the 72 community college
districts in California have gotten voter approval for
similar bond measures, Zacovic said."
"We need some time to think
about it, to think about where we are, where we're going and
how we're going to get there," Kadow said. "We didn't think
it would be this bad."
Have voters had enough?
My hat is off to Temecula City Councilman Mike Naggar for
being the most visible public figure to come out against
this ridiculous bond.
College bond measure
"Measure G, Mt. San Jacinto
College's $720 million bond, failed Tuesday."
College bond appears to have
"College officials anticipated that
the bond would pass, largely because a January poll
conducted by the Santa Monica research firm Fairbank, Maslin,
Maullin & Associates seemed to indicate
that district residents favored expanded and new campuses."
Measure ‘G’ to help fund MSJC’s future or
a ‘blank check?’
“This bond is the largest in the history of Riverside County
and that to me is reason enough to be against it as a
principled Republican,” he said. He compares a statewide
bond measure for $600 million on the ballot while local
Measure “G” is asking for $720 million."
College bond draws fire
Ann Motte that she would have preferred a much lower bond
---- $100 million ---- to be paid over 10, not 25 years. A
$100 million bond would be matched by the state, she noted,
which would provide the college with about $20 million per
year, "which could be used for athletic fields."
Temecula councilman takes issue
with bond-measure campaign flier
"Whether 911 answers or not has nothing to do with Measure
G, absolutely nothing," he said
College bond too big a risk
"This is the largest bond measure ever asked for in the
history of Riverside County. If this bond passes, taxpayers
will be asked to bear the repayment of the bonds as a tax
assessment against our homes."
study for Mt. San Jacinto College's Wildomar campus still
"If the bond were to fail, the college would scrape
together funds from other sources, including the state,
Bond measure gains critics
"Beutz said the college does not need
money for those projects when slipshod operation of the
facility has resulted in the loss of “millions in state
Knee Deep in the Hoopla
"I guess supporters aren't eager to
tell taxpayers the MSJC bond is for $720 million. That's right,
almost three-quarters of a billion dollars.
Just for fun, let's put that in perspective. Here are the
franchise values of the top Major League Baseball teams,
according to Forbes magazine, and where the MSJC bond fits.
New York Yankees ---- $1.026 billion
MSJC bond ---- $720 million
Boston Red Sox ---- $617 million
New York Mets ---- $604 million
Los Angeles Dodgers ---- $482 million
Note: the combined value of the San Diego Padres ($354 million)
and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim ($368 million) is $722
Supporters spreading word on
"It's a matter of taxation without
said in a phone interview. He said there are not enough
services in areas like Temecula, Murrieta and Lake Elsinore.
"Many of us have not even heard of MSJC."
Taxpayer group opposes
Empire Taxpayers Association, formed last week, has targeted two
proposed bonds: Measure G, a $720 million bond for the Mt. San
Jacinto Community College District, and Measure H, a $63 million
Banning Unified School District bond."
depending on voters
the Mt. San Jacinto district overlaps those areas, homeowners
could find themselves paying for two bonds."
to put bond on ballot
"Motte said she could not support the bond
proposal because she feels the district needs to use state funding
more efficiently and maximize the facilities it now has."
Jacinto Community College
holds workshop on putting bond on ballot
Gwen Schlange said she was concerned that if the assessed value
of homes doesn't rise as it has the last four years or so, the
college district could be left without enough tax revenues to
pay back bond issuances." >Read
Enrollment is down at MSJC
"Enrollment at Mt. San Jacinto College is
down 3.42 percent from last year's 11,022 students,
preliminary figures show."
Head count spurs action
the college doesn't receive all the state funding it could
get, Elam says, officials rely on money from grants, high
school partnerships and career technical education." (and
now apparently bonds too!
and Organizations Endorsing a NO vote on Measure G
Burchell, Elected Member, Riverside County Republican Party Central
The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
The Inland Empire Taxpayers Association
The Riverside County Libertarian Party
The California Republican Assembly
John Motte, City Council of the City of Perris and Former Trustee of
Mt. San Jacinto Community College/Business Man
The Murrieta Temecula
County American Independent Party
Taxpayer Protection Committee
Adams, Candidate for the 66th Assembly District
Temecula City Councilman