Berkeley Mayor Arreguín Glad BCC Milvia St. Project is Moving Forward

On July 7, 2022, a meeting was held between the Peralta Community College District and the City of Berkeley Mayor's Office to discuss the Berkeley City College expansion project at 2118 Milvia Street. The PCCD Bond Program Team hosted the meeting as part of the Bond Program Outreach Community Partner Series, briefing the City of Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín and Vice Mayor Kate Harrison and other Mayor's Office staff including Dyana Delfín Polk, who serves as Vice President of the Peralta Board of Trustees. District leadership in attendance included Dr. Jannett Jackson (Interim Chancellor), Atheria Smith (Interim Vice Chancellor of General Services), Mark Johnson (Executive Director of Marketing, Communication & Public Relations), Dr. Angelíca Garcia (Berkeley City College President), and Sean Brooks (Berkeley City College Vice President of Administration).

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Peralta Meets with Downtown Berkeley Association on BCC Expansion

Chancellor Jackson, along with several cabinet members and the BuildPeralta Bond team, recently met with the Downtown Berkeley Association to present their plans for expanding Berkeley City College with the construction of a new building. The project would add a new six-story building on a site at the corner of Milvia and Center Streets to expand the number of classrooms, add art studios, increase learning resource facilities, and expand student and faculty support areas for BCC.

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Virtual Matchmaking event for Berkeley City College's new building project

On June 30, 2021 at 9am, Peralta Community College District's Bond Program will host an overview and virtual matchmaking session for the Berkeley City College West - Milvia Project. Firms will then have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with the project's Design-Build Team, XL Construction/Ratcliff, to discuss subcontracting opportunities.

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Peralta CCD Unveils New Center for Liberal Arts at College of Alameda

ALAMEDA, CA – Today, the Peralta Community College District (PCCD) unveiled its latest accomplishment under an ambitious, multimillion-dollar capital improvement plan: completion of the New Center for Liberal Arts (Building H) at the College of Alameda. The nearly 54,000 square foot, building offers specialized facilities for programming in the divisions of Liberal Studies and Language Arts, and Career and Workforce Education, and Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math with classroom space in a variety of academic disciplines. This success was preceded by a successful bond refinance earlier this year that saved taxpayers $5 million and earned the District a higher credit rating from Moody’s.

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Department of General Services Update and Community Forum

On July 21, 2020, a community forum was held via Zoom giving Peralta employees including faculty, classified professionals and administrators the opportunity to hear about several exciting projects impacting the district.

Presenting were Dr. Leigh Sata (Vice Chancellor of General Services), Amy Marshall (Facilities Director, Laney College) and Keith Kajiya (Vice President, AECOM, the Peralta bond program manager). Mark Johnson (Marketing, Communication & Public Relations) moderated a Question and Answer period following the presentations. 

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Bond Oversight Committee Welcomes New Member

The Peralta Community College District (PCCD) Bond Measures Oversight Committee (BMOC) met for their regular quarterly meeting on July 1, 2020. The meeting was held via Zoom because of the continuing shelter-in-place directive from Alameda County. The meeting agenda and presentation materials are available on the Build Peralta website here.  A recording of the meeting is available on the Peralta YouTube channel here

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Peralta Saves Taxpayers $5 Million with Bond Refinancing

Oakland, CA – In the latest demonstration of financial stewardship by the Peralta Community College District (PCCD), the District has sold General Obligation bonds from bond measures passed in 2006, 2009, and 2018 to finance capital projects throughout the district while saving taxpayers $5.1 million in reduced debt service.

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Peralta Bond Project Outreach Program

The Peralta Community College District is sincerely thankful for the generosity and support of the citizens of Alameda County. We are actively building the new Peralta our community deserves.

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