Santa Rosa Junior College pushes $410M bond measure

Santa Rosa Junior College has seen a lot of use over the past 96 years, which is why administrators are now asking voters throughout the county to pass a new $410 million bond measure to fix up its well-worn facilities.

The general obligation bond measure, which has yet to be named, will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot following a unanimous vote by the college’s board of trustees on July 22.

“Santa Rosa Junior College is the 10th oldest and 10th largest community college in the state,” said college president Frank Chong.

Chong said the school is more popular than ever, with three-quarters of students who attend college in Sonoma County going to SRJC. And yet, he said, its facilities are old – some well over 50 years old.

In short, he said, “Our buildings are tired, they’re over-utilized, and they’re outdated.”

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