Public Hearing

Portland Community College

$185 Million General Obligation Bond Measure No. 26-196

For the November 17, 2017 Special Election

“Bonds to construct job training space, improve classrooms, safety, technology”

TSCC Hearing Information:

Date:            Thursday, September 21, 2017

Time:           3:00 PM

Place:           Portland Community College, Rock Creek Campus

Room:          To Be Determined

The Public is invited and public testimony will be taken.

TSCC Analysis of Measure 26-196


Finance Officers Group [FOG] Quarterly Meetings Scheduled


We have scheduled three FOG meetings for this year. These meetings are open to anyone with an interest in the local government finance and the topic of the day. Please log on to the TSCC website to register for these events.

Wednesday, September 27, 9:00 AM

Port of Portland

Portland Airport, Chinook Room

Hosted by Suzanne Kenny, Director, Budget and Financial Operations

Subject Matter: Levee Ready Columbia

  • Phil Ralston, Gen Mgr-Aviation Environmental and Safety, Portland International Airport
  • Joel Schoening, Community Affairs Manager, Multnomah County Drainage District

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At this meeting we will get an update on Levee Ready Columbia, the effort to re-certify the levees along the Columbia River. There are 45 miles of levees near the convergence of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, running from North Portland to the Sandy River and large parts of Sauvie Island. The levees reduce the risk of flooding for the Portland International Airport, tens of thousands of jobs and residences, thousands of acres of local farmland, and hundreds of acres of parks and natural areas.

Levee Ready Columbia is a partnership of over 20 organizations committed to a collaborative approach to floodplain management. These organizations include local, state, and federal government agencies, as well as business, environmental, and community-based organizations. Levee Ready Columbia will make the most of opportunities to improve the environmental and recreational value of the region while maintaining or reducing the risk of flooding for an area critical to the region’s future.

Wednesday, November 1, 2:00 PM

City of Fairview

1300 Village Street, Council Chambers

Hosted by Lesa Folger, Finance Director and Nolan Young, City Manager

Subject Matter: Economic Update

  • Christian Kaylor, Workforce Economist, State of Oregon Employment Department

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Christian Kaylor is a frequent speaker at local government meetings. He is a Workforce Economist for the Oregon Employment Department, specializing in the Portland area.  He provides data analysis and advice relating to the Portland economy to local businesses, business associations and government agencies to facilitate intelligent decision making. His monthly newsletter on the Portland economy has 700 subscribers.

Before coming to the Employment Department sixteen years ago, Christian worked in various positions in Oregon politics and policy. A native Eugenean, Christian graduated from South Eugene High School and has a degree in Economics from the University of Oregon.


Wednesday, February 21, 2:00 PM

West Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District

2701 NW Vaughn St # 450 (Montgomery Park Building)

Hosted by Michele Levis, Finance Director and Jim Cathcart, District Manager

Subject Matter: Outreach to Under Served Communitys

  • Speaker TBA

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Local government initiatives in equity, diversity, and outreach to underserved communities generate questions at virtually every TSCC Budget and Tax Measure Hearing.  Every TSCC client devotes resources to these issues.  At this meeting we will explore effective use of resources in this area.