Voters pass $770 million bond to expand Austin Community College programs and facilities
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Voters are overwhelmingly in favor of Austin Community College District's bond proposition. About 70% of voters supported ACC District Prop A, according to unofficial results.
The measure will allow the board of trustees to issue a $770 million bond to expand programs and facilities at its 11 existing campuses and build two more campuses — one in Southeast Travis County and one on the Pinnacle site which was closed in 2018.
“ACC should be very proud of this election and what the community is saying to us," Nan McRaven, ACC District trustee chair, said in a press release. "That they trust us, that we can deliver and that we will deliver on our promise for this $770 million bond initiative.”
A significant portion of the bond will be used toward workforce development, specifically in advanced manufacturing, skilled trades like welding and nursing.
Austin Community College District also had three positions on its board of trustees up for election.
The mission of the nine-member ACC Board of Trustees is to make policies regarding the community college’s educational programs and help ensure the college is meeting the needs of the community. Candidates for two of the three trustee positions ran unopposed: Sean Hassan for Place 4 and Manny Gonzalez for Place 5.
Two candidates were in the running for Place 6. Steve Jackobs appears to have won the race with 56% of the vote, according to unofficial results.