Bond Measure Would Pay For Repairs At Sierra College

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, May 29, 2006

Sierra College is 40-years old and supporters of Measure B say the campus needs basic repairs. Bill Halldin heads the Rocklin Chamber of Commerce. 

"The students really deserve a facility without water leaking into the classrooms, with technology that doesn’t crash every two or three hours, they need a facility that’s really ready for what the demands of education are today."

But Measure B opponents, like Rocklin City Councilman Peter Hill, say the increased property tax to pay for the bond wouldn’t be applied equally. He says people in Roseville, Rocklin and Auburn would have to pay but people in the city of Lincoln wouldn’t. 

"They would be able to go to the college, they would get the benefits from the improvements but wouldn’t have to pay like everybody else. So I just think that’s an unfair tax." 

Two years ago, voters rejected a larger bond measure that would have not only refurbished Sierra College but would have also expanded it.