Measure J Would Revamp Local Colleges

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, October 23, 2006

Most of the Yuba Community College campus in Marysville was built in the early 1960s. Spokeswoman Miriam Root says those buildings are in desperate need of upgrade and repair. 

"Such as updating the electrical, plumbing, heating, modernize the classrooms, the laboratories, the library the theater and provide state of the art technology and vocational training."

Woodland Community College would also be renovated under Measure J. But some anti-tax groups say local school bonds are unfair to people who pay property taxes. Jon Coupal with the Howard Jarvis Taxpayer’s Association says blah. 

"They are a tax increase only on property owners and to that extent we feel they’re at least somewhat discriminatory by taxing only those who own property and not everybody else."

If Measure J passes, property tax payers can expect to pay $16 per $100,000 of assessed valuation on their home or land.