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District seeks volunteers for Citizens’ Oversight Committees

15 April 2019

The Peralta Community College District (PCCD) is seeking district residents to serve on its Measure G Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee and the Measure E Citizens’ Parcel Tax Oversight Committee.

During the election of Nov. 2018, Northern Alameda County voters overwhelmingly approved Measure G, the District’s $800 million bond proposal to facilitate improvements to facilities and new construction. Voters also approved Measure E, extending the current $48 per parcel tax to supplement funding for core academic programs at the Peralta Colleges, which include Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, and Laney and Merritt colleges in Oakland.

“The District is indebted to the community for its overwhelming support and grateful for continued confidence and trust in our mission to provide accessible, high-quality higher education, career training and work force development,” said Frances White, Ph.D., acting chancellor, Peralta Community College District. “The District remains committed to delivering an exceptional return on investment, and this support will bring much-needed improvements to our colleges, allowing us to address several priorities over the next five-to-seven years and better serve our multicultural communities. Along with this opportunity, comes responsibility.”

According to Chancellor White, the Peralta Community College District “is committed to responsible stewardship of all bond and parcel tax funds.” Measures G and E adhere to all accountability standards governing the management of these programs. Two separate Citizens’ Oversight Committees, comprised of members of the community, will provide bond and parcel tax oversight, reviewing all expenditures to ensure alignment with the ballot text.

Candidates appointed to the independent, volunteer oversight committees review and report to the public on the District’s bond and parcel tax expenditures, respectively. Applicants must reside in the District’s service area, which includes the cities of Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and Piedmont. Applicants may not be an employee, contractor, consultant or vendor of the District. Deadline for application submission is June 1, 2019.

Additional information and applications to serve on a committee may be found online at: http://web.peralta.edu/bond-reports/

With the passage of the bond issue, the District will address several priorities over the next five-to-seven years. Many new facilities will be built or refurbished, including a new library at Laney College and a new child development center at Merritt College.

“We are committed to ensure public oversight with the highest degree of integrity to ensure students are our number one priority,” added Chancellor White. “We are humbled and inspired to move forward with our projects and hope East Bay residents will follow us on our journey.“

About the Peralta Community College District

Founded in 1964, the Peralta Community College District (PCCD) is a collaborative community of colleges comprised of Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, and Laney and Merritt colleges in Oakland, Calif. The Peralta Colleges provide a dynamic multicultural learning environment offering accessible, high-quality educational programs and services, including two-year degrees, certificates and university transfer programs, to more than 30,000 students. PCCD is home to award-winning Peralta TV (Comcast ch. 27/28, AT&T ch. 99) and public radio KGPC 96.9 FM. To learn more about The Peralta Colleges, visit www.peralta.edu

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Peralta Community College District Thankful to Voters for Passage of Measure B Parcel Tax

7 June 2012. 1 comment

OAKLAND, Calif., June 7, 2012 – On Election Day, Tuesday, June 5, Alameda County voters overwhelming passed Measure B, the Peralta Community College District’s Parcel Tax that will directly benefit students of Berkeley City College, College of Alameda and Laney and Merritt Colleges in Oakland.

Measure B, which passed with 72 percent of the vote, will have a positive impact on the 30,000 students that attend the Peralta Colleges by providing $8 million in annual funding which will help make up for State-imposed budget cuts and allow the colleges to offer additional classes.

“I want to thank voters for their support of the Peralta Colleges and passing our parcel tax by such a wide margin,” said Peralta Colleges Chancellor Wise E. Allen. “This means in spite of State cuts to education we will be able to provide community students with the courses they need.”

With funds from Measure B, the Peralta Colleges will be able to offer more course availability for students wanting to complete their A.A. Degrees or program certificates, and for students transferring to four-year universities, it means greater access to a higher education at a time when other colleges and universities are limiting or cutting enrollment due to State budget cuts.

“Times are difficult and it is reassuring to see that our community continues to support the educational mission of our community colleges,” Chancellor Allen added. He stressed the importance of the strong support shown by the community – students, faculty, staff and labor unions – in securing the passage of Measure B.

“Education is vitally important to our community’s future, and we want to thank voters for their “yes” vote on Measure B and everyone who supported our effort. This has allowed us to continue to provide educational opportunities to the students of our community.”

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