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Ballot Measures G & H

Measures G and H – March 2020 

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Dear Neighbor, 

Since the cost of attending California’s public universities has risen to almost five times that of attending a community college, many students and their families rely on their local community college to get a high-quality education and save tens of thousands of dollars. At the same time, the needs of students who face hunger and housing insecurity is a growing challenge across our district. To address these needs, the Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Nov. 25 to place two measures on the March 3, 2020 ballot.

Measure G – the Foothill-De Anza Community College District Affordable Career, College Transfer, Classroom Repair Measure – is a $898 million general obligation bond that would cost property owners approximately 1.6 cents per $100 of assessed value (not market value) annually through 2053-54. 

Measure H – the Educational and Teacher Excellence Parcel Tax – is a $48 parcel tax that would be levied for five years and raise approximately $5.6 million annually. 

These measures are designed to increase opportunities and support for local students to earn college credits, certifications, and job skills at a reasonable price and transfer to four-year universities. 

Foothill and De Anza colleges are among the top performers in California because our students have access to a well-rounded education. Measures G and H would support the colleges in continuing to offer students the broad science, technology, general education and vocational opportunities they need to be prepared for four-year universities and careers.

Thank you for your interest in learning about these measures.

Sincerely,    

Judy Miner signature

Judy C. Miner, Chancellor
Foothill – De Anza Community College District

 About the Measures

Measure G official ballot question

 Measure H official ballot question

 

FULL TEXT OF BOND RESOLUTION – MEASURE G  (PDF)
FULL TEXT OF PARCEL TAX RESOLUTION – measure H (PDF)
measure H guiding principles (PDF)

 

PRESENTATION: CAPITAL PROJECT AND EQUIPMENT NEEDS (PDF)
EXAMPLES OF POTENTIAL BOND PROJECTS (PDF)

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q.        What are Measures G and H?

A.        Measure G is the Foothill-De Anza Community College District Affordable Career, College Transfer, Classroom Repair Measure, a general obligation bond. Measure H is the Educational and Teacher Excellence Parcel Tax. 

Q.        What are the costs of Measure G and Measure H? 

A.        Measure G is a $898 million bond, which would cost property owners approximately 1.6 cents per $100 of assessed property value, not the property's market value, through 2053-54.  

Measure H is $48 parcel tax that would provide approximately $5.6 million annually over five years.

Q.        Why were Measures G and H placed on the March ballot?

A.        The cost to attend California’s public universities has risen to almost five times that of attending a community college. As a result, many students and their families rely on their local community college to get a quality education and save tens of thousands of dollars. Measures G and H are designed to increase opportunities and support for local students to earn college credits, certifications, and job skills at a reasonable price and transfer to four-year universities. 

Meeting the needs of students facing hunger and housing insecurities is a growing challenge across our district. On Nov. 25 the Board of Trustees placed Measures G and H on the March 3, 2020, ballot to address these needs. The measures would help our colleges continue offering students the broad science, technology, general education and vocational opportunities students need to be prepared for four-year universities and careers. 

Q.        What priorities do Measures G and H address?

A.        Measures G and H will address the community’s education priorities, including:

  • Keeping quality education affordable
  • Providing essential job training and workforce preparation for students
  • Preparing students for transfer to 4-year universities
  • Supporting students facing food insecurity and hunger
  • Supporting students experiencing homelessness   

Q:        How can I get more information?

A:        The best way to get more information is by reading the full text of the Measure G and Measure H resolutions, which you can find using the links above and below. In addition, examples of Foothill-De Anza facility and equipment needs and the types of potential projects that could be funded can be found using the links above and below.

More information

If you have other questions about the measures, please contact Becky Bartindale at bartindalebecky@fhda.edu or (650) 949-6107 or use these links to read the official bond resolution and the full text of the measures and to review potential projects. 

Full Text of Bond Resolution for MEASURE G  (PDF)

Full Text of Parcel Tax Resolution for MEASURE H (PDF)

Measure H Guiding Principles (PDF)

Presentation: Capital Project & Equipment Needs (PDF)

Examples of Potential Bond Projects (PDF)