NAPA VALLEY COLLEGE RESPONDS TO FINAL MEASURE E RESULTS
53.79% Majority Votes Falls Short of Required Super Majority of 55%
Napa, Calif. (Dec. 2, 2014) – The narrow defeat of Measure E, the bond initiative which would have generated $198 million for facilities and technology upgrades at Napa Valley College, indicates that the majority of Napa County voters understand and support increased economic investment in Napa Valley College.
While a majority of voters clearly approved Measure E, it failed to garner the 55% supermajority required by law to pass.
"We're encouraged by the fact that more than 36,750 turned out to cast their ballots on this important issue, and that close to 54% of those voters in the district recognize the critical need for funding community education. We thank the voters for their support," said Napa Valley College President Dr. Ronald Kraft.
Kraft added that NVC will continue to support the needs of the community for affordable, accessible, local higher education and career training and that the coming months will present more opportunities for further community dialogue on the college's ability to meet the community's education needs now and in the future.