MARTINEZ -- Contra Costa's community college district trustees Wednesday will consider placing a $450 million bond measure on the June ballot.

The meeting will be held 6 p.m. at the George R. Gordon Education Center, 500 Court Street.

Officials have spent the past year looking at ways to fund long-range renovation plans for the 65-year-old district's aging facilities.

The estimated cost to finish the second and third phases of a master plan for Contra Costa College, Diablo Valley College and Los Medanos College is about $700 million, Ray Pyle, the district's chief facilities planner, said last December.

The district approved two similar bond measures over the past dozen years for improvements, a $120 million measure in 2002 and a $286.5 million one in 2006. As a result, Contra Costa homeowners now pay $13 each year for each $100,000 in assessed value for those measures.

If approved by voters, this summer's measure would raise that amount to $25.

The bond proceeds would improve accessibility for those with disabilities, campus grounds and classroom and lab technology.

Projects on the table include seismic retrofitting of existing buildings and a new Science and Allied Health building at Contra Costa College, renovating the Engineering Technology, Music and Performing Arts buildings at DVC and new Student Activities and Performing Art buildings at LMC.


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Bond funding would also go toward the first stage of a new campus in Brentwood and expansion of the San Ramon campus.

A bond measure would require 55-percent voter approval. A survey of 1,200 likely voters in October found that 67 percent would be in favor.

For more information, visit www.4cd.edu.

Contact Paul Burgarino at 925-779-7164. Follow him at Twitter.com/paulburgarino.