Students Reject $16.3 Million Rec Center

Students rejected the proposed $16.3 million expansion to O’Connell Sports Center according to an ASCC press release.

Less than 10 percent of the student population, 983, voted in the online referendum which was conducted April 13-17. Sixty-two percent of voters opposed the facility.

The decision comes more than a year after a group of students submitted an 800-student petition to the Associated Students of Clark College for a stand-alone recreation facility.

The proposed facility would have added 27,420 square feet to the existing facility and included new basketball courts, an elevated running track, expanded weight and cardio rooms, student spaces and a new food vendor.

If approved students would have paid at least a $4.60 per-credit fee for up to 20 credits starting fall quarter.

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