Cuesta College may ask taxpayers to fund building upgrades
December 2, 2013
The Cuesta College Board of Trustees is considering asking taxpayers to fund $180 million of new construction and building repair. [Tribune]
Cuesta’s North County campus needs four new buildings at a cost of $80 million and the San Luis Obispo campus requires $100 million in repairs and upgrades to aging buildings, college officials say.
“We can’t exist in those much longer,” Cuesta President Gil Stork said. “The modular buildings, as they get older, will need continual upgrading and improvements and this is just money down the drain.”
On Wednesday, the Board of Trustees will discuss the results of a survey conducted to gauge public support of a possible bond measure to pay for the building upgrades. The board will decide next year how it plans to fund the construction.
The four new buildings Cuesta officials have proposed constructing on the North County campus are a student services center, a trades and technology center, a building with classrooms and an early childhood development center.