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College district seeks appointees to citizens' bond oversight committee

Posted on: Apr 27, 2015 1:00:00 AM
In: District, Grossmont, Cuyamaca
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Contact: Della Elliott (619) 644-7690 dellla.elliott@gcccd.edu

The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District is looking for volunteers to fill three vacancies on its citizens’ bond oversight committee formed to assure accountability for funds connected with two construction bond measures, Proposition R and V.


As required by state law, the committee’s role is to review and report on district spending of taxpayers’ money for construction and to provide a public accounting of the district’s compliance with legal requirements. The committee consists of a minimum of 10 members appointed by the Governing Board who reside in the college district and are representative of specific occupations, including architecture, construction management, civil engineering, financing or accounting. Also required are representatives of business, student and taxpayer organizations.


The three current vacancies are for a representative of a senior citizen’s organization and two members in a construction-related field, such as architecture, construction management or civil engineering. The three previous members’ terms had expired.
CBOC memberships involve the following:


1. A two-year term -- members in good standing are eligible for up to three consecutive two-year terms.
2. Attendance at four quarterly meetings per year. Meeting dates are identified at the start of each year, and generally run between 60-90 minutes.
3. Attendance at subcommittee meetings, generally four to six per year. The subcommittee calendar is developed at the start of the year, and meetings generally run between 60-90 minutes.
4. Participation in periodic campus facilities tours to view construction projects in progress.


Those interested in applying should fill out the CBOC member application form and return it to Alli Murphy via email at amurphy@gafcon.com or fax (619) 644-7990. Murphy can also be reached by phone at (619) 644-7762.

Proposition R, a $207 million bond measure, was approved by the East County electorate in 2002. Along with state matching funds, money from Prop. R was used to construct or renovate 13 major projects on the Grossmont and Cuyamaca college campuses. Independent annual audits of the bond funds have been spotless throughout the life of the projects.


Voters passed the $398 million bond measure Proposition V in November 2012 to continue the work started by Prop. R to address longstanding facility, infrastructure and technology needs. The first two major projects on tap are the construction of the Cuyamaca College Student Services Building and the Grossmont College Arts and Communication Complex.
More information about the CBOC can be found on the district’s CBOC page.

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