Voters to Decide Fate of Measure J in Tuesday’s General Election

Affectionately known as “Frankenstein’s Lab,” this science facility is part of the Measure J project list.
Affectionately known as “Frankenstein’s Lab,”
this science facility is part of the Measure J
project list.

If approved, the measure would provide $574 million for construction projects — including renovation of SEM and Fine Arts.

Voters on Tuesday will determine if Cypress College will be able to undertake a much-needed renovation of the Science, Engineering, and Math Building — a project that has been years in the waiting — along with several other major projects that include the Fine Arts Building and a new Veterans Center.

Measure J, if approved by a 55% or higher margin, would provide $574 million in revenue to the North Orange County Community College District for construction projects here and at Fullerton College.

The measure was placed on the ballot by NOCCCD Trustees in July and is backed by Supporters of Fullerton and Cypress Colleges Yes on J, a non-profit political action committee. There is no formal opposition to Measure J, though a group of local taxpayers have expressed concern about the measure.

Measure J has been endorsed by CSEA, United Faculty, the Cypress College Academic Senate, the Cypress College Veterans Organization and a number of other external organizations, including the chambers of commerce in both Cypress and Fullerton. External support from individuals includes endorsements from U.S. Representative Loretta Sanchez, State Senator Lou Correa, Assemblyman Tom Daly, along with several local elected officials, veterans, and business, civic, and education leaders.

Background information about Measure J can be found on the NOCCCD website at http://nocccd.edu/MeasureJ/MeasureJ.html and at the Orange County Registrar’s website, located at http://www.ocvote.com/fileadmin/ user_upload/elections/gen2014/measures/8505.pdf.

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