October 06, 2016
City News Service
Mayor Eric Garcetti is backing a $3.3 billion bond measure to raise money for the construction and repair of buildings at Los Angeles community colleges, proponents announced on Wednesday.
Measure CC would allow for bonds to be issued to pay for new buildings such as library, athletic, science lab, job training, childcare and other facilities to be built at the Los Angeles Community College District's nine campuses.
Garcetti said the bond measure goes along with his efforts to institute free tuition at community colleges.
“I recently announced the L.A. College Promise Plan, which calls for one year of free tuition at our community colleges,” he said. “Now that we will be making our community colleges even more accessible for our students, we need to make sure that we have the facilities and space that is necessary to accommodate the demand.”
Measure CC is one of three tax measures Garcetti is backing on the Nov. 8 ballot.
He is also actively pushing for the passage of Measure M, a countywide half-cent sales tax measure to fund public transportation projects, and Proposition HHH, a $1.2 billion bond measure to pay for housing for the homeless.