About Measure GO
Yes on GO – Help Students Succeed
Q: What is Measure GO?
A: On July 24, 2018, the Mt. SAC Board of Trustees voted to place the Mt. SAC District Job Training, College Transfer, Classroom Repair and Safety Measure on the November 6, 2018 ballot. If adopted by voters, Measure GO will fund repairs and upgrades to the College necessary to preparing students for jobs and to transfer to four-year universities.
Q: Why was Measure GO placed on the ballot?
A: With the increasing cost of four-year universities, more local students and their families are relying on Mt. SAC as an affordable alternative for a quality education. Measure GO addresses critical upgrades that make our College safer while improving our classrooms and vocational training facilities.
Q: What priorities does Measure GO address?
A: Measure GO is designed to address priorities identified by students, faculty, educational staff and the community including:
Upgrading learning environments that prepare students for transfer to 4-year colleges
Repairing deteriorating gas, electrical and sewer lines
Repairing decaying walls, drainage systems, and leaky roofs
Improving student safety
Improving access for disabled students
Expanding vocational training programs
Upgrading facilities for veterans to complete their education for workforce re-entry
Q: What does Measure GO cost me?
A: Measure GO is a $750 million Mt. SAC education bond, which costs approximately 2.5 cents per $100 of assessed – not market – property value. Measure GO includes strict fiscal accountability requirements including Independent Citizens’ Oversight and annual financial and performance audits. NO money can be spent on administrators’ salaries or pensions and all funds must be used locally.
Q: What does Measure GO cost?
A: The best estimate of the total debt service is $750 million for principal and $706 million for interest over the life of the bond. This results in a ratio of total debt service divided by the principal to be 1.95. The maximum debt payback ratio allowable by State law is 4.0 and a ratio around 2.0 is considered a fiscally responsible bond.
Q: When is the election?
A: Election Day is November 6, 2018. The last day to register to vote is October 22nd. To register online visit: http://RegisterToVote.ca.gov.
Q: Where can I learn more about Measure GO?
A: You can learn more about Measure GO on the Mt. San Antonio College informational website for Measure GO at www.mtsac.edu/measurego.