But the many buildings and classrooms of the San Mateo Community College District are in need of repair or replacement, and even half a billion dollars doesn't go far when rebuilding an aging college system with three campuses.
For homeowners, the cost of the bonds would be $12.95 a year for each $100,000 of assessed valuation, not including interest. Some residents may reject the new tax, and that is understandable. But if you can afford it, we believe a "yes" vote is a worthwhile investment in education infrastructure that cannot be replaced any other way.
We recommend a yes vote on Measure H, if you can afford it.