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Lawmakers gather at PCC’s Sylvania

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The budget-writing Ways & Means Committee of the Oregon Legislature kicks off a series of public hearings tonight at Portland Community College’s Sylvania Campus.

The hearing is set to run from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Sylvania, 12000 S.W. 49th Ave. It is open to the public.

Large crowds are expected and those who wish to testify are encouraged to sign up early in the lobby of the Performing Arts Center. Overflow seating will be provided in Room 101 of the Science and Technology Building.

Convenient maps to and of Sylvania can be found by clicking here.

“This is your opportunity to speak directly to the legislators who will be writing and approving Oregon’s budget for 2011-13,” said State Rep. Michael Dembrow, who taught writing at PCC’s Cascade Campus and who serves a region of North Portland.

Tonight’s event is the only hearing scheduled for the Portland metropolitan area. The budget-writing committee also will meet at:

• The Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway, Medford, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 22.

• The Cascades Campus of Oregon State University, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend, 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, April 29. That hearing will be simulcast via video link-up to Blue Mountain Community College, Room E-114, 2411 N.W. Carden Ave., Pendleton, and to Eastern Oregon University, Inlow Room 013, 1 University Blvd., La Grande.

• Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center, Hennings Auditorium, 2030 S.E. Marine Science Drive, Newport. That hearing will be simulcast to Southwestern Oregon Community College, Eden Hall, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay.

Written testimony also may be sent via e-mail to:

About Dana Haynes

Dana Haynes, joined PCC in 2007 as the manager of the Office of Public Affairs, directing the college's media and government relations. Haynes spent the previous 20 years as a reporter, columnist and editor for Oregon newspapers, including ... more »


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