- 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.