The CBOC is tasked with assuring accountability for funds connected to Proposition V, a $398 million construction bond measure approved by East County voters in 2012.
A total of three seats will be vacated with appointees completing their terms, but the seat for a member of a college advisory committee will be filled internally.
The committee’s advisory 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. Committee members appointed by the Governing Board include at least 10 community members with expertise in construction-related fields such as architecture, construction management or civil engineering, a financial or accounting-related field, as well as representatives of business, student, senior citizen and taxpayer organizations.
The GCCCD Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee was first formed after the passage of Prop. R, the $207 million bond measure passed in 2002, which funded the addition or reconstruction of 13 major projects. Prop. V is designed to continue the work started by Prop. R to address longstanding facility, infrastructure and technology needs.
Prop. V projects include the recently completed Performing and Visual Arts Center at Grossmont College and the Ornamental Horticulture Complex currently under construction at Cuyamaca College.
CBOC membership involves at least a two-year term with members in good standing eligible for up to three consecutive two-year terms. The volunteer position requires residency within college district boundaries and attendance of four quarterly meetings and about a half-dozen subcommittee meetings annually.