OAKLAND, CA – During the Peralta Community College District (PCCD) Charrette on November 10, 2022, Interim Chancellor Dr. Jannett N. Jackson announced the successful sale of approximately $151 million of General Obligation (GO) bonds. The sale included $120 million of GO new money bonds that will fund voter-approved infrastructure improvements at PCCD’s four colleges and $31 million of GO refunding bonds to refinance bonds issued in 2012.
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).
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.