This Fiscal year, City College’s budget sits at just under $350 million.
California Senator Mark Leno and Mayor Ed Lee, along with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, announced that they will join together to push legislation that would allocate funds to City College, effective immediately.
Students at City College and community colleges across California fear increased financial pressure after attempts by Gov. Jerry Brown to implement tax extensions in a special election were blocked by Republican members of the state legislature.
California State University’s decision to reject most admission applications for the spring 2010 term will impact hundreds of City College students and may further stress the school’s resources.
A few hundred San Francisco State University students gathered on their campus on Nov. 12 to protest proposed budget cuts to the California State University system.
Unless California lawmakers can agree on a state budget already two months overdue, disbursements of over $600,000 for Financial Aid and state funded programs like EOPS will not be available for City College students this September.