The empty basement of the E-building will soon transform into new state-of-the-art science labs, classrooms and faculty offices, as the final installment of Measure P has allotted $1.6 million in funding towards this project.
If Proposition 51 on the upcoming Nov. 8 General Election ballot fails, the U Building — the condemned, eerily silent 80,000-square-foot science building adjacent to the Bonnie parking areas and the Science Village — may be doomed. Voters can do something about this.
In a move estimated to save taxpayers over $7 million, the Board of Trustees adopted a resolution last Wednesday to refinance some of the school’s 2002 Measure P bonds in order to take advantage of lower interest rates.
Several bathrooms in the C and V buildings finally reopened after they were closed for the past three months while undergoing renovations as part of Measure P projects.
The Board of Trustees voted to approve $11 million on additional Measure P projects but remained uncommitted on what to do with a $4 million surplus.
The Citizens Oversight Committee discussed in a meeting last week the possibility of returning to the taxpayers a remaining balance of more than $15 million from Measure P that the school hasn’t spent.
Completion of construction of the Center for the Arts building has been delayed at least three months from its anticipated December date, officials said.