Voters in Linn and Benton counties approved a bond measure that will help improve job training facilities and solve classroom and parking shortages at LBCC during the Nov. 4, 2014 election.
College President Greg Hamann expressed the gratitude and excitement of the entire LBCC community at this opportunity to help better meet community needs and provide a boost to the local economy: "We at LBCC are incredibly grateful to the voters of Linn and Benton counties for approving the LBCC Bond Measure, making it possible for us to continue to invest in the future that we all seek for our communities. And you, our community, have been with us every step of the way!"
Areas include health care, automotive and diesel/heavy equipment mechanics, advanced manufacturing, machine tool, welding, college transfer and community education, and encompass facilities in Albany, Corvallis and Lebanon. At the same time, the college will protect the public’s investment by addressing the growing maintenance needs of facilities built in the 1970s. The new bond will replace the 2000 LBCC Bond, scheduled for retirement in 2016, and is estimated to maintain the current taxpayer cost of about 18 cents per $1,000 of assessed value.