OREGON CITY - Clackamas Community College has scheduled three
public bond forums in May to share information about a potential
$90 million bond measure and seek input on the final proposal. Six
forums are planned, two at each of the college's campuses. The
events will have morning and evening schedules. The forum schedule
Oregon City Campus, Community Center, 19600 Molalla Avenue, Oregon City
May 1, 5 - 7 p.m. and May 2, 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Harmony Community Campus - lobby, 7738 S.E. Harmony Road, Milwaukie
May 15, 5 - 7 p.m. and May 16, 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Wilsonville Campus - lobby, 29353 SW Town Center Loop E, Wilsonville
May 22, 5 - 7 p.m. and May 23, 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
The CCC Board of Education is currently developing the bond
proposal. They are expected to finalize the measure and vote to
send it to the Nov. 4, 2014, ballot at the July 30 board
The bond proposal would include projects that were identified as
priorities in the college's Imagine Clackamas community engagement
process. More than 2,000 students, community members and staff
participated in forums and surveys. Their input showed a high level
of support for projects that would update and modernize CCC
facilities and increase local access to affordable education and
job training programs.
The goals of a bond proposal are to expand training and
educational opportunities for students to allow them to transfer to
four-year programs or obtain family-wage jobs and to contribute to
the local economy by offering more programs that fill workforce
needs in high-demand fields.
The proposed bond projects would likely include constructing an
industrial technical learning center for fields such as
electronics, automotive, manufacturing and welding; modernizing
equipment for training in high-demand healthcare, science and
engineering careers; making improvements to existing facilities;
and replacing the aging building at the Harmony Community
The estimated tax rate of the $90 million bond is expected to
maintain the current $.19 per $1,000 currently paid by
For more information, please contact Janet Paulson at