RCC bond levy projects underway

Grants Pass, Ore., — Rogue Community College’s 20 million dollar bond levy gets the thumbs up from Jackson County voters, while voters in Josephine County rejected it the measure.

But despite that, everyone in the RCC district will have to pay taxes.

Measure 17-69 passed last night with 53 percent in favor.

Rogue Community College is ready to start finalizing projects now that the 20 million dollar bond is approved.

The school will use the money to expand and improve facilities as well as build new ones on all three of their campuses.

But one Grants Pass resident says a lot of people didn’t know that the measure passed without their consent.

“There’s a lot of people who said what, no that can’t be right…we voted against that… yeah well we’re tied in with Jackson County and because they decided to say yes now we have no choice… and that’s just lovely.” said Dale Matthews.

Public information officer for RCC, Grant Walker says that the money will be split between all three campuses as evenly as possible.

It just depends on what projects belong on each campus.

The one thing he did assure us, is that it will benefit the students no matter what. So tax payers money is going to good use.

“These are all capital projects which means it’s all going in to improvements of facilities and some new buildings. It’s not about operations or salaries or anything like that, it’s all about improving facilities for our students.” said Walker.

Walker says the projects won’t all start at once but some of them will start as early as this fall.

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