SANTA CLARA, Calif.—The voters in Santa Clara County approved Measure W on Election Day, a bond measure supporting West Valley and Mission College by a 59 to 41 percent margin.
The bond will be for $698M and complete master plans at both campuses.
“This bond will continue to transform our campus, from finally adding a long-sought performance and community venue, to upgrades to our library, campus center, and kinesiology/athletics fields, to the building of a new STEM Center,” said Mission College President Daniel Peck in an email to the campus. “Combined, all of these projects will enhance the teaching and learning experience of our students, as well as provide new opportunities for personal growth. The community has entrusted us with their tax dollars and we will continue to use those dollars wisely.”
"I’m so happy and proud of our campaign team, our supporters and donors, our voters, and most especially the student volunteers who carried us to victory," said West Valley-Mission Community College District Trustee Adrienne Grey.
West Valley’s improvements will include a new Wellness Center, renovations of its Learning Resource and Physical Education buildings as well as supporting the arts in building an Arts Studio, expanding its Fine Arts building and building a new Black Box Theatre.
No money will go to administrator salaries or pensions.
The West Valley-Mission College Community College District holds a Triple-A Bond Rating for previous spending of tax supported measures. In June 12 60 percent of residents supported Measure C, a $235M bond, while in June 2004, 65 percent of residents supported Measure H, which was a $350M bond.