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.