Our most recent meeting with the Chancellor deepened our capacity to collaborate. We are working to develop partnership opportunities between Pima Community College and PCIC, to include a 'Memorandum of Understanding'. Michael Peel, PCIC leader & Government Relations Liaison at PCC, will act as intermediary. The goal is to have the MOU developed soon and to then hold a public event detailing the formal partnership.
Neighborhood Reinvestment & Affordable Housing:
Once again PCIC and community allies packed the Pima County Bond Hearing. This session focused on granting $30 million each for neighborhood reinvestment & affordable housing. Once again, PCIC speakers (this time Leonard Basurto of St. John the Evangelist Church) enlivened the audience and alerted committee members to the need of more investment in his poor south-side neighborhood. The Bond Committee approved the full $60 million!