Measure X Passed! Thank you.
(Nov. 10, 2016 San Jose, Calif.) —With all precincts having reported, San José – Evergreen Community College District's (SJECCD) Measure X has passed by a margin of nearly 2:1. As of Thursday afternoon, more than 64 percent of ballots counted had voted "yes" on Measure X while less than 36 percent voted "no."
"I am pleased to see such a high level of participation in the election by our community and grateful for the overwhelming support of Measure X," said Dr. Deborah Budd, SJECCD chancellor. "Measure X ensures that students for decades to come will be able to train and learn in state-of-the-art facilities so they will be well-equipped to transfer to universities and enter the workforce."
Measure X will provide $748 million for SJECCD to build new educational facilities as well as upgrade and repair existing facilities on the campuses of Evergreen Valley College (EVC) and San José City College (SJCC), each of which is slated for approximately $320 million in upgrades and new construction. The remainder of Measure X funds will be spent on District-wide projects, including major technology upgrades and enhanced campus safety and security.
"With the cost of attending a four-year university on the rise and more and more local students, working families, and veterans relying on community colleges, the opportunities that will be created by Measure X are more important now than ever," Dr. Budd said.
By law, no funds from Measure X can be spent on administrator salaries or benefits and an independent Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee and annual audits will ensure all funds are appropriately spent.
About Measure X
Thank you for visiting the San Jose-Evergreen Community College District's Measure X information page.
On July 12, 2016 the Board of Trustees of the San Jose – Evergreen Community College District voted unanimously to place Measure X on the November 8, 2016 ballot.
Measure X is a general obligation facilities bond measure in the amount of $748,000,000. With all expenses reviewed by a Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee, funds from Measure X will be used to repair and upgrade San Jose City College and Evergreen Valley College campuses and classrooms, including:
If enacted, Measure X will cost approximately $18.95 per $100,000 of assessed household valuation per year. Assessed value is not reflective of market value. All funds are required to be spent on projects that benefit the San Jose-Evergreen Community College District and its colleges, and cannot be spent on administrator salaries.
Measure X will help SJECCD meet the facilities, safety, technology, programs and services needs for student success as identified in the Evergreen Valley College and San Jose City College Education Master Plans 2030, and in the Evergreen Valley College and San Jose City College Facilities Master Plans 2030.
Please also see the following documents for more information:
- Chancellor's Letter to the Community
- Board Resolution 071216-2
- Frequently Asked Questions
- SJECCD Information about Measure X