The Paso Robles City Council has unanimously endorsed Cuesta College’s countywide $275 million bond measure that will ask voters in November to help pay for failing infrastructure.
Measure L would help fund repairs, upgrade technology and replace old modular buildings with permanent buildings. If it passes, the measure would cost property owners in the community college district $19.45 per $100,000 of assessed value annually. The district serves all of San Luis Obispo County and part of southern Monterey County.
Property owners would pay the tax for 34 years — through 2049.
Cuesta College's main campus is in San Luis Obispo, and it also has a satellite campus in Paso Robles and offers classes in Arroyo Grande.
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For its Paso Robles campus, the new revenue would go toward the construction of campus centers for student services, early childhood education and job/career development.
“The planned improvements anchor Cuesta firmly in Paso Robles and will serve as a convenient source of higher education and job training for residents of the North County,” City Manager Jim App said in a memo to city staff this week.