Politics & Government

Cuesta College bond measure endorsed by Paso Robles City Council

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.

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.