Career training + job creation = Yes on Measure G
Original post made by Virginia Chang Kiraly, Commissioner, CA Commission for Economic Development, Menlo Park: other, on May 28, 2010
Measure G is a $34 parcel taxless than $3 per month-- for the community colleges and is on the June ballot. Measure G would partially restore some of the lost revenue to our community colleges and would be in effect for four years to help the colleges bridge the gap in lost state revenue. No money will be used for administrator salaries, and seniors can claim a tax exemption. The San Mateo County Community College District has pledged to use all of the new funding to restore classes in important areas, such as career technical education; basic core academics in reading, writing, and math; and preparation for students to transfer to a four-year college.
The community colleges play a very important role in helping to create jobs and grow our economy. Please join me in voting Yes on Measure G to help preserve classes for students.
Virginia Chang Kiraly
California Commission for Economic Development