Letters to the Editor

Be proud of Cuesta

For over 50 years, Cuesta College has contributed greatly to the educational and cultural needs and interests of its community.

We are proud of the many accomplishments and various successes in many educational fields. To continue its present role and leadership, Cuesta College needs the financial support of its constituency.

The original estimate in 1967 for the basic campus was $11 million. That bond election effort was rejected by the county voters by a 2-to-1 vote.

Ten years later in 1977, the new basic campus was completed (through board-approved tax rates) for $22 million, an increase in cost of double the original estimate.

The proposed present cost estimate for the facilities and buildings will never be less. Yet eventually the proposed changes will have to be made. To wait is to increase the eventual cost.

The college is here to stay by state law. We should be financially wise to provide the necessary funding now.

Let us support Measure L in this November election and be proud of a college where buildings and facilities meet the needs of the present and the future.

It is the responsibility for all of us to share.

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