La Mirada Blog
Articles by Brian Maquena
Is this the right time to give Cerritos College more money?
Residents asked to increase their contribution to the college by 60 percent
A major property tax for La Mirada and nearby small cities is on the ballot this November, despite one official saying the money is unnecessary.
“Every time I’ve been on campus these last few months, I’ve seen no students,” said Marisa Perez, a Lakewood resident serving on the Cerritos College Board of Trustees, “Why are we going to build buildings that are going to be empty?”
The trustees voted July 20 to put a $425 million bond measure, known as Measure CC, on the ballot this November. The money will be used for classrooms but also for unnecessary, fun projects: a “front door” (main entrance way) and a new administration building complete with a board room for the trustees. (more)