California State University (CSU) Downtown Stockton

California State University (CSU) Downtown Stockton

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Downtown Stockton Alliance started this petition to Governor Gavin Newsom and

This petition is intended to garner public support for a CSU in Downtown Stockton. If you agree that CSU Stockton should be Downtown, sign this petition! 

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Stockton has a population of over 310,000, and a 22% poverty rate.

82.6% of Stockton's citizens have less than a Bachelor's degree, and 51% never attend ANY form of college. Stockton is the 13th largest city in California, yet has no public university. Students who want to earn a Bachelor's Degree, and who cannot afford the private tuition of University of the Pacific, are forced to either move out of the city to live near a public university or to commute to state schools 60 minutes away. This literally drives educated people out of Stockton.

Given these facts, California Governor Gavin Newsom has granted CSU Chancellor Timothy White $2 million to study the feasability of a CSU Stockton. 

If the study's results are promising, a decision will need to be made about the University's location within the city.

We are petitioning Michael Tubbs, Gavin Newsom, and Timothy White to make DOWNTOWN STOCKTON the location of CSU Stockton for the following reasons:

  • Transportation: Students can easily reach Downtown Stockton through ACE, Amtrak, and RTD; street improvements are also in the works to make Downtown more bike and pedestrian friendly
  • Location & Property Usage: A footprint of City-owned undeveloped Waterfront property remains available; vacant existing buildings are available for re-purposing into university offices or classrooms, meaning opportunities for smart growth; Banner Island Ballpark and Stockton Arena facilities are available for school sports and event activities; the Weber Point Events Center and Park pose as additional venues for student activities and events; the Stockton Marina can offer students the opportunity to participate in recreational water activities
  • Housing: Newly developed residential units in the Medico-Dental building, the CalMain Lofts, the Tretheway building, and others mean there are options for students aiming to live near their university; students living in or near Downtown will create the 24-hour infusion of life and activity that the area is currently lacking

CSU Downtown Stockton would bring educational opportunities to Stockton residents, breathe life into vacant lots and empty buildings, provide a nest of jobs for a wide range of workers, and improve the city's core. 

Let's give our community the education it deserves. Sign the petition to make sure CSU Stockton goes DOWNTOWN, where it belongs!

 

 

 

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