Local government officials, parents of school children, parks and recreation employees, and senior advisory committee members who make up the bond committee hope to educate voters about the referendum while remaining neutral on the issue.
At the meeting, County Manager John Link made several presentations about the financial shape of the county and the bond's projected tax impact and debt.
Members divided themselves into subcommittees for schools, parks, recreation and open space, senior centers, affordable housing, and information and outreach -- the main areas the bond would fund.
The job of the subcommittees is to organize bond information about their area of interest into an understandable format, such as brochures, videos or mailings, and to appoint public speakers to interact with community groups, said Rod Visser, assistant county manger.
"There is $15,000 in public funds set aside specifically for bond education," Visser said.
"So there is some money for this group to work with, as long as it's used for education and not advocacy."
Because public funds are being used for the group, committee members must keep any personal agendas regarding the bond referendum on the back burner.
Visser emphasized that being a committee member required completely objectivity when dealing with the bond issue.
"Factual information is a very important part of this, as opposed to an emotional attachment you may have to a particular issue," Visser said.