The cap for donations from architecture and design firms is capped at $1,000, reported The Oregonian. Backers of the bond measure set the limit in an effort to avoid the conflict-of-interest charges that plagued a failed effort in May 2011 to pass a $548 million package, the newspaper reported.
This latest bond measure is set to go before voters for consideration in November, with the funds to be used to reconstruct four schools and upgrade dozens more.
A local levy that passed last year raised around $1.2 million. Construction firms, unions, and others who could benefit from the bond measure directly provided contributions to help get it passed, the newspaper reported.
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