CORRECTION: DARN IT, MORRISON WAS RIGHT. THE NUMBERS WERE FLIPPED. OHLONE SPENT 20K TO SEND OUT 55,000 MAILERS. IT DOESN’T SEEM MEANT TO BE WITH ME AND OHLONE. I’M HOPING TO TRADE THE BEAT THIS FALL TO AN INCOMING ARGUS REPORTER IN RETURN FOR THE SEWER DISTRICT, NEW HAVEN UNIFIED AND PERPETUAL RIGHTS TO ALL TRAIN AND MOVIE BUFF STORIES COMING OUT OF NILES.
For more than six months, Ohlone College has been preparing to put a facilities bond on the November ballot to juice up the Fremont Campus.
The college’s Board of Trustees is scheduled later this month to officially put a bond on the ballot. When that happens, the college will have to create a campaign apparatus that raises money for campaign mailers.
But until the measure is on the ballot, Ohlone can use taxpayer money to sell taxpayers on the value of taxing themselves further to improve the Fremont campus. And that’s exactly what the college did earlier this month.
Ohlone spent $55,000 to send out 20,000 mailers (seen below), one of which went to my parsimonious editor.
Turns out the money came from funds passed through Fremont’s Redevelopment Agency. The college is supposed to use that money for facilities projects, and a informational mailer on the state of the Fremont campus is an appropriate expenditure, a college official said. Look below for the flier: