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Hermiston City Council Supports Bond Renewal

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HERMISTON, Ore. -- The Hermiston City Council unanimously agreed to support the renewal of a bond measure by Blue Mountain Community College at their Monday meeting.

The key focus of the support comes from BMCC's intention to use a portion of the revenue to build a Center for Sustainable Precision Irrigated Agriculture in Hermiston.

The precision irrigation center is viewed as an investment in fundamental economic development by teaching science, technology, engineering, and math skills with a specific focus on the region's agricultural assets.

The bond measure will also provide funding for an Applied Animal Science program in Pendleton and an Industrial Process Workforce Development program in Boardman.

The bond measure will be a renewal of an existing BMCC bond, and not a new tax.

The bond measure will appear on the November ballot.

Those interested in watching an informational video about the bond measure can view it here.