Measure H Capital Improvement Bond 2020-2021 Report to the Community

Arial shot of new STEM building on Santa Rosa campusJanuary 25, 2022, Santa Rosa, CA - Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) In November 2014, Sonoma County residents approved Measure H, a $410 million general obligation bond supporting the students, faculty, and staff of the Sonoma County Junior College District by upgrading facilities, addressing overcrowding and enhancing the educational experience for students. The District includes the Santa Rosa Junior College campus and Southwest Center in Santa Rosa, the Petaluma campus in Petaluma, the Public Safety Training Center in Windsor, and Shone Farm in Healdsburg.

Bond funds may be used for the construction, rehabilitation, or replacement of college facilities, including the furnishing and equipping of those facilities. Bond funds may also be used to acquire real property in support of the college’s educational mission. Bond funds may not be used for operational expenses, such as teacher and administrator salaries, supplies, or other operating expenses.

In accordance with bond spending rules, the Sonoma County Junior College District convened a Citizen’s Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) to keep the public informed. This committee meets quarterly and reviews the Measure H bond expenditures and the annual audit prepared by an independent auditing firm in order to ensure that funds are spent according to the terms of the ballot language. The CBOC releases an annual report to the community. The 2020-2021 Report to the Community was mailed earlier this month to residents and is also available online:

https://bond.santarosa.edu/annual-reports

“When Sonoma County voters approved Measure H,” said SRJC Superintendent Dr. Frank Chong, “we saw evidence of one important reason why our college continues to maintain its enduring legacy of excellence: the support of our local community. Thank you.”