Regents unanimously approve $89.6 million operating budget

5 candidates draw for positions on ballot ahead of November election

Del Mar College Regents voted 6-0 to approve an $89.6 million operating budget for the current academic year during a special meeting Aug. 30.

The budget includes a raise of about 3.5 percent for most college employees. The college held two public hearings leading up to the vote. No members of the public voiced opposition to the proposed budget.



Del Mar’s combined, overall tax rate for the current academic year is .246 cents per $100 valuation. Last year’s overall rate was .248 cents per $100 valuation. The overall rate this year includes the college’s maintenance and operations tax rate of .194 cents per $100 valuation and a debt service rate of about .051 cents per $100 valuation.

The owner of a $100,000 home would pay $246 in property taxes this year.

In other business, candidates for the Board of Regents drew for ballot order on Aug. 29. District 2 incumbent Susan Hutchinson is running unopposed. In District 5, local accountant Ed Bennett will listed be first on the ballot, with incumbent Jim Boggs second. In the At-Large race, board Chairman Trey McCampbell will take the first ballot spot, while local educator Laurie Turner will be second.

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