Voters pass $1.1 billion in bond measures for San Bernardino, Chaffey community colleges

Voters pass $1.1 billion in bond measures for San Bernardino, Chaffey community colleges
ELECTION UPDATE: Voters approve Chaffey College bond measure
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Two bond measures that will raise more than $1.1 billion for San Bernardino County college districts have passed, according to final unofficial election night results released at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7.

San Bernardino Community College District’s Measure CC had 63,141 “yes” votes, or 60.8 percent of the vote, and Chaffey Community College District’s Measure P had 70,614 votes, or 57.2 percent of the vote.

A “yes” vote of at least 55 percent was required to allow the districts to issue the bonds.

The districts plan to use the money to offer better technology and facilities to train the regions future workforce.

San Bernardino Community College District, which includes Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa and San Bernardino Valley College, had the $470 million bond proposition Measure CC on the ballot.

Officials say the money would provide funding for classroom upgrades, the veterans center, and job training facilities for science, engineering, nursing and industrial careers.

The Chaffey Community College District, which currently has campuses in Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana and Chino, is asking for $700 million with Measure P. Part of that would go toward building a campus in Ontario, the city where the district started in the late 1800s.

The money also would be used to upgrade classrooms and labs; repair deteriorating infrastructure; and improve resources for veterans.

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