Supporters kicked off their campaign for a $121 million Lane Community College bond Tuesday.
The bond, on the May primary ballot, would fund upgrades to safety, security and technology at the college. It would also help improve career and workforce training facilities. State Representative Marty Wilde says if the bond passes, LCC can access state matching funds. Wilde says the bond would cost about $3.50 a month per resident.
“So, for the price of a medium latte, you’re getting your kids the ability to access higher education and career training and businesses are getting the opportunity to have a locally trained workforce.”
Wilde spent a lot of time on campus as a baby when his mom taught there. He points out many of the buildings are older than him. Now LCC is part of his legislative district. The LCC Board of Education decided earlier this month to reduce the amount of the bond from $145 million to $121 million.
Lane Community College holds the license for KLCC.