Citizen finance team at OPRF favors Task 2 referendum

Four of the five group associates of the Oak Park and River Forest Higher Faculty District 200 Community Finance Committee (CFC) apparently favor sending the funding of the school’s somewhere around $102 million Challenge 2 to a referendum. The 12 particular person CFC, which also includes 5 OPRF employees and two university board customers which includes president Tom Cofsky and member Kebreab Henry, satisfied on Feb. 28 to examine financing options for Undertaking 2 and other matters. 

Cal Davis, Petra Guerrero, new CFC member Kathleen Odell and CFC chairman Steve Miller all favored financing Challenge 2 largely with referendum bonds, which are only issued immediately after voters approve the borrowing in a referendum, rather than with personal debt certificates, a sort of borrowing that does not demand a referendum. 

“We are the community finance committee so we do need to listen to the group I sense,” stated CFC member Guerrero reported. “And it is the appropriate factor to do I would certainly favor referendum bonds.”