The College of San Mateo built its state-of-the-art Health and Wellness Center using the funds from voter approved Measure A, which passed in 2005. The measure granted the San Mateo Community College District the right to allocate $468 million in bonds across the three campuses of La Cañada, Skyline, and College of San Mateo. The center cost $86 million to construct.
The Health and Wellness Center includes the San Mateo Athletic Club, a fitness center open to students and members of the public who pay usage fees. The fees collected help fund the campus’s operational costs. But, with the College of San Mateo’s recent increases in tuition and need for more night classes, some students feel the money from Measure A could have been used more effectively.