In 2004, local voters passed Measure C, a facility improvement bond for College of Marin, with more than 60 percent support. Projects funded by Measure C included the first phase of repairs to aging facilities and accessibility improvements, as well as some modernization and energy conservation projects.

Since Measure C was passed over a decade ago, all funds from the measure have been committed. Members of the Measure C independent citizens’ oversight committee, as well as the annual, public audits of Measure C spending have demonstrated that funds from Measure C have been spent as promised. Projects have been completed on time and on budget.

However, Measure C was never intended to complete all needed facility upgrades, just the most urgent improvements at the time the measure was passed. In the decade since, the world–and Marin County–have changed tremendously. Some classrooms and labs need additional upgrades and repairs to support a modern education to prepare our students for four-year degrees or future careers.