Taj Khan, San Joaquin Delta College Board of
“The $15 million we are committing is a start. Everyone is aware
we are going to have to find more resources to address the other
issues we have. This says we’re serious about (a north county
- San Joaquin Delta College north county center timeline
March 2004: Voters approve Measure L, the $250 million bond for Stockton campus improvements and expansion to Tracy, Manteca and Lodi.
December 2006: College officials purchase four pieces of Lodi property totaling 168 acres between east Highway 12 and the Mokelumne River for $9,024,597. Total cost for a Lodi campus was estimated at $17 million.
March 2007: College officials admit the $50 million cost to build the Tracy/ Mountain House campus had ballooned to more than three times the original amount.
October 2007: College officials purchase 140 acres of Galt property at the Highway 99 and Liberty Road junction for $2 million. Galt officials express interest in building a satellite campus in their city.
July 2011: Board of trustees approves president Kathy Hart’s proposal to suspend the Lodi campus project.
March 2012: Board of trustees allocates $15 million in Measure L Contingency Funds to new north county center.
— Wes Bowers
Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 12:00 am
San Joaquin Delta College will definitely build its north county center — but whether it will be located in Lodi or Galt remains to be seen.
The college’s Board of Trustees voted 6-1 to approve allocating $15 million from the Measure L Contingency Fund to a north county center at its meeting Tuesday. Trustee Jennet Stebbins, who represents South Stockton, dissented, saying she needed more information on the project and additional public input before she could approve it.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 12:00 am.