The North Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees voted unanimously on July 22, 2014, to place Measure J, the Fullerton/Cypress Colleges Repair and Student/Veteran Job Training Measure, on the November 4, 2014 ballot.
To pass, Measure J needed a 55% approval rating vote by voters within NOCCCD boundaries, which include the cities of: Anaheim, Fullerton, Yorba Linda, Cypress, Buena Park, Placentia, Brea, La Habra, La Habra Heights, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Placentia, Rossmoor, Garden Grove, La Mirada, Orange, Seal Beach, Stanton and Whittier.
Officially approved and passed in November 2014, Measure J will provide Fullerton College, Cypress College and the School of Continuing Education with $574 million for significant upgrades to technical job training facilities, aging classrooms, and veteran amenities.
Key Measure J project priorities include:
Improvements also call for general health and safety repairs, energy-efficiency enhancements, and other needed facility renovations on each of the District's three campuses.
Passage of Measure J amounts to a projected $14.90 per $100,000 assessed value for property owners, and includes citizen oversight and regular audits to assure accountability and transparency. By law, funds from facility bond measures can only be spent on buildings, classrooms or instructional equipment. No bond funds can be spent on administrator pensions or salaries.
The Board adopted Resolution No. 17/18-08 for the Certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) and approved the Master Plan Projects for Fullerton College as set forth in the FEIR, effective December 12, 2017. (The Resolution is available for review in the District's Business Office.)
The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) was available for a 45-day public comment period from August 18, 2017 through October 01, 2017. A copy of the DEIR was posted on the Fullerton College website www.fullcoll.edu/campusprojects and was available for public review at the Fullerton Public Library, 353 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, California 92832, and at the Administrative Offices, North Orange County Community College District, Anaheim Campus, located at 1830 West Romneya Drive, Building A, Anaheim, California 92801-1819.
Sherbeck Field Improvements Project
Fullerton College prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Fullerton College Sherbeck Field Improvements Project. The proposed project encompasses the installation of permanent prefabricated aluminum bleachers, six field lighting stanchions, a new sound system, press box and storage building at the existing Sherbeck Field. Sherbeck Field would continue to be used for academic instruction, competitive athletics, and rentals; however, Sherbeck Field is proposed to host competitive football games, which are currently held at other locations. The inclusion of field lighting as part of the project would allow Fullerton College to add more evening classes, to offer a balanced schedule, and provide more class options for students who may not be able to take physical education during the day. It is anticipated that these improvements would begin in early 2020 and would last approximately six months.
The description, location, and the potential environmental effects resulting from the proposed project are contained in the EIR, which is available below, through the Fullerton College website (www.fullcoll.edu/campusprojects/projects), and at the Administrative Offices, North Orange County Community College District office in Anaheim.
Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Fullerton College Sherbeck Field Improvements Project
EIR for the Sherbeck Field Improvements Project
Appendix A – Initial Study/NOP
Appendix B – NOP Comment Summary Table and NOP Comment Letters
Appendix C – Illumination Summary
Appendix D – AQ and GHG Emissions Modeling
Appendix E – Noise Modeling
Appendix F – Traffic Impact Report
Appendix F, Appx A-F
Appendix F, Appx G-O
Appendix G – Cultural Resources Report
Appendix H – Preliminary Drainage Plans