Application for Citizens' Oversight Committee
SANTA BARBARA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
APPLICATION FOR CITIZENS’ OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
The Board of Trustees of the Santa Barbara Community College District is seeking qualified, interested individuals to serve on the independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee (“COC”) of the Measure V Bond program.
Proposition 39 Bond Election
On June 3, 2008, voters residing within the Santa Barbara Community College District passed Measure V under Proposition 39. Measure V is a $77,242,012 million bond measure which authorizes funding for needed repairs, upgrades, and new construction projects to the schools within the Santa Barbara Community College District.
Establishment of a Citizens’ Oversight Committee
After a bond authorized under Proposition 39 is passed, state law requires that the Santa Barbara Community College District Board of Trustees appoint a Citizens’ Oversight Committee. The committee was appointed in November 2008.
In accordance with Education Code Section 157278(b), the Citizens’ Oversight Committee shall:
- Inform the public concerning the District’s expenditure of Measure V bond proceeds;
- Review expenditure reports produced by the District to ensure that Measure V bond proceeds were expended only for the purposes set forth in Measure V;
- Present to the Governing Board, in public session, an annual written report outlining their activities and conclusions regarding the expenditure of Measure V bond proceeds.
Download the Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee Bylaws
Appointments of Committee Members
All appointments will be made by the Governing Board from applications submitted to the district.
Time Commitment and Term
The Citizens’ Oversight Committee meets three times each year. Initial appointments were staggered, such that some of the initial appointees were appointed to serve one full two-year term and others were appointed to an initial one-year term. The initial appointments of the members appointed to an initial two-year term are now at an end. Five committee seats are available. Interested applicants are encouraged to complete and submit an application for appointment to the committee for a two-year term. Sitting committee members are eligible to be reappointed for a second term.
Would you be interested in Serving?
If you wish to serve on this important committee, please review the committee bylaws for more information about the committee’s role and responsibilities and complete the attached application. Completed applications should be sent or faxed to the Superintendent/President’s Office of the Santa Barbara City College District by 4:30 PM on Friday October 12, 2012. Download the application.
Positions currently open are in the following categories:
- One (1) member active in a business organization
- One (1) member active in a senior citizens' group
Santa Barbara Community College District
721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2394
Tel. 805-730-4011, Fax 805-966-3402