On November 3, 2020, Multnomah County voters overwhelmingly said yes to libraries, approving Measure 26-211 to expand and modernize library spaces. With the passage of the library bond, voters also approved forming an oversight committee to keep the library accountable and transparent in its use of bond funds.
The Bond Oversight Committee meets quarterly to review progress on Measure 26-211 (including financial metrics), and reports annually to our community and to the Board of County Commissioners (who also serve as the Library District Board) with feedback on performance toward bond goals.
The Bond Oversight Committee is composed of 8-12 community members appointed to two- or three-year terms by the Library District Board, and may be reappointed.
Members have experience, skills, and knowledge in building design, architecture, engineering; construction and/or construction financing; public contracting, finance, and/or auditing; business equity, Minority-Owned, Women-Owned, or Emerging Small Business (MWESB) opportunities in public works; sustainability; civic infrastructure or public works; and/or general business. Members do not represent any specific organization, jurisdiction or other entity.
Monday, November 15, 2021
Virtual Meeting via Google Meet - See Agenda for details
Members of the public are welcome to attend committee meetings.
Public comments may be shared orally, or in writing, and are limited to 3 minutes or less per person during the time reserved for public comment on the agenda. To provide public comment orally, please sign up ahead of time by sending an email that includes your name and the topic of your comment to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on the day of the meeting. If you wish to submit a written comment, please also include your comment in the email.
For more guidance, see Tips for Successful Public Testimony.