College of the Desert Is Wasting Your Money.
- It takes COD students four years to earn a two-year degree.
- For too many years, COD leadership has promised solutions, but the solutions never come.
- In both 2004 and 2016, Desert Community College District voters approved $947 million in bonds to build and improve COD campuses in the Coachella Valley.
- COD leaders promised a new Palm Springs campus would open in 2022. This project has been abandoned.
- COD leaders promised the new Roadrunner Auto Tech School in Cathedral City. This project has been cancelled.
- Needed Mecca campus improvements have been abandoned.
- COD’s focus and our resources to new plans for a Coachella campus – with no public input!
Who is to blame?
- New COD President Martha Garcia and the new leadership of the COD Board of Trustees have broken the promises made to Coachella Valley voters, taxpayers and students.
- COD leaders have thrown away up to $60 Million on these cancelled projects – with NO accountability.
- Coachella Valley students have lost essential education assets and opportunities.
- Community College District taxpayers continue paying to support these misused COD bonds.
What is the solution?
- Stop the COD Trustees and President Garcia from using COD as their political hostage.
- Demand accountability of our COD leaders.
- Make COD leaders reveal what they have done with the millions they have wasted and the millions they are shifting to pet projects to buy political power.
- Replace the COD Trustees and President Garcia with leaders who respect the needs of our students and the trust taxpayers have placed in COD.
- Restore COD as an essential educational asset in the Coachella Valley and our local economy.
Let your voice be heard!
Join Promises Made – Promises Broken, a coalition of Coachella Valley students and taxpayers fed up with the failures of COD leadership.
In the News
- Desert Sun 11/10 – College of the Desert Board approves pay raise, extension for Garcia in split 3-2 voteOne month before a highly potential new Board of Trustee member was voted in that could swing the majority against Dr. Garcia’s raise and extension, The College of the Desert Board of Trustees voted 3-2 Thursday to extend the contract of, and give a pay raise to, Superintendent/President Martha Garcia. Garcia’s annual base salary will increase effective immediately to more than $397,000 per year, about a 12% increase to her current salary. Her term […]
- Desert Sun 11/10 – Kinnamon, Perez lead big for College of the Desert Board seats. That could mean major changesBoard Chair Ruben Perez and former COD Superintendent/President Joel Kinnamon have all but declared victory in their respective races. Given Kinnamon’s harsh criticism of current college leadership, that outcome could lead to some dramatic changes. Read full article here
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