VOTE NO ON MEASURE A

Support Students, NOT Administrators

Don't Let History Repeat Itself.
Let's Not Write Another Blank Check!

MEASURE C Passed in March 2004 $350,000,000 for Riverside Community College District

Some of the funds were to be used for:

"Repair and maintain deteriorating campus flooring, roofs, walls, windows, plumbing and electrical systems."

"Upgrade laboratories for science, health and technology programs."

"Improve campus safety and security by adding exterior lighting"

"Install new fire alarm and communication systems and energy efficient lighting."


MEASURE C Promised


"NO ADMINISTRATOR SALARIES. PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF THE BONDS AUTHORIZED BY THIS PROPOSITION SHALL BE USED ONLY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION, RECONSTRUCTION, ACQUISITION, REHABILITATION, OR REPLACEMENT OF COLLEGE FACILITIES, INCLUDING THE FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING OF COLLEGE FACILITIES, AS DESCRIBED, AND NOT FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSE, INCLUDING FACULTY, STAFF AND ADMINISTRATOR SALARIES"

"FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY. THE EXPENDITURE OF BOND MONEY ON THESE PROJECTS IS SUBJECT TO STRINGENT FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY REQUIREMENTS. BY LAW, PERFORMANCE AND FINANCIAL AUDITS WILL BE PERFORMED ANNUALLY, AND ALL BOND EXPENDITURES WILL BE MONITORED BY AN INDEPENDENT CITIZENS’ OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE TO ENSURE THAT FUNDS ARE SPENT AS PROMISED AND SPECIFIED. THE CITIZENS’ OVERSIGHT"

MEASURE A to be Voted on in March 2020 $715,000,000 for Riverside Community College District

Some funds are to be used for:

"Maintain classrooms and student service centers by replacing leaky roofs, rusty plumbing and outdated electrical systems"

"Upgrade classrooms and labs to help local students complete the first two years of college affordably, and transfer to the Cal State or UC systems"

"Improve student safety and campus security systems including security lighting, cameras, emergency communications systems, smoke detectors and fire alarms"

MEASURE A Promises

"No funds can be used for administrators’ salaries"

"A project list, Citizens' Oversight Committee and independent audits are required"

What Happened With Measure C?

Measure C Audit Report

Funds were used to pay Salaries and Benefits

OVER 3.5 Million Dollars of Measure C was used to pay for Salaries and Benefits!

What About the Oversight Committee?

Jason Hunter, member of Measure C Oversight Committee, shared his concerns about Measure A at the December 17, RCCD Special Board Meeting.

Jason has also voiced his concerns in the community. He stated, “I have told the District I will not support their Measure if it doesn’t have a specific project list it will follow, so to avoid the bait & switches we have seen recently with Measure Z (City Sales Tax) and Measure O (RUSD property tax.” He goes on to say, “The ballot is written deliberately deceptively to convince voters they’re getting certain things, when in fact there are no guarantees.”​

RCCD Does NOT Want to Produce A Budget For Measure A Funds Because
They Want the Flexibility to Spend the Money as Needed

Mr. Isaac, Chancellor or Riverside Community College District, feels that District’s track record should be proof enough for voters to vote yes on Measure A. He also stated, “The specificity with which people would like us to enumerate these projects are sometimes a handicap, in terms to the flexibility that we need.” 

What flexibility is the RCCD Chancellor Talking About?

According to a lawsuit recently filed in the county of Riverside, the plaintiff, Terri Hampton, Vice Chancellor of Human Resources & Employee Relations,  accuses Mr. Isaac of using tax payer money to have RCC facilities staff perform work at his personal residence.

Ms. Hamton also accuses Mr. Isaac promoting employees to higher-level positions without an appropriate process.

Or Maybe for Parties?

Whatever the Case, PLEASE DO YOUR RESEARCH Before Voting for
Measure A!