The college has returned to local control more than 13 years after losing its accreditation and merging with El Camino College.
A poll brief released Monday showed that low-income California voters and voters in counties in rural areas have the highest concerns about college affordability.
Over 1 million students already attend California colleges and universities tuition-free. A new law could add more students.
At least 23 community colleges are offering "College Promise" initiatives.