In June 2012, Alameda County voters overwhelming passed Measure B, the Peralta Community College District’s Parcel Tax that directly benefited students of Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, and Laney and Merritt Colleges in Oakland. Measure B, which passed with 72 percent of the vote, had a positive impact on the 30,000 students that attend the Peralta Colleges by providing $8 million in annual funding helping make up for State-imposed budget cuts and allowing the colleges to offer additional classes.
In November 2018, Alameda County voters approved Measure E, which will continue the parcel tax for another eight years beginning with the 2020/21 Fiscal Year.
With funds from Measure E, the Peralta Colleges will be able to offer more course availability for students wanting to complete their A.A. Degrees or program certificates. For students transferring to four-year universities, it means greater access to a higher education at a time when other colleges and universities are limiting or cutting enrollment due to State budget cuts.
Overview from: Peralta Community College District