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Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee

Application for Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee

The Peralta Community College District is seeking qualified and interested community leaders to serve on the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee for the implementation of District’s Measure G college facilities bond program.

The District is seeking volunteers to fill the current committee vacancies.

Establishment of a Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee

For bonds passed pursuant to Article 13A, Section 1(b)(3) of the California Constitution, which allows a 55% majority to pass the bond, the Peralta Community College District’s (“District”) Board of Trustees (“Board”)is required by the California Education Code to appoint an citizens’oversight committee(“Committee”).On June 6, 2006, the District’s voters approved Measure A, which authorized the District to issue up to $390 million in general obligations bonds. On November 6, 2018, the voters of the District approved Measure G, authorizing the District to issue up to $800 million in general obligation bonds. The Committee was designated as the oversight committee for Measures A and G (“Bond Measures”) on December 11, 2018 and its membership reconstituted on March1, 2019. Measure G authorizes funding for needed repairs, upgrades, and new construction projects to the District and its colleges. Proposition 39 required a 55% supermajority for approval; Measure G was passed by 75.78%.

After a bond authorized under Proposition 39 is passed, State law requires that the Peralta Community College District Board appoint a Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee to work with the District.

Committee Responsibilities

In accordance with Education Code Section 15278(b), the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee shall:

  • Inform the public concerning the District’s expenditure of Measure G bond proceeds;
  • Review expenditure reports produced by the District to ensure that Measure G bond proceeds were expended only for the purposes set forth in Measure G; and
  • Present to the Board in public session, an annual written report outlining their activities and conclusions regarding the expenditure of Measure G bond proceeds.

Appointment of Committee Members

All appointments will be made by the Board from applications submitted to the District. The Committee shall consist of at least seven (7) members appointed by the Board from a list of candidates submitting written applications, and based on criteria established by Prop 39:

  • One (1) student enrolled and active in a community college support group, such as student government.  The student may serve up to one year after his/her status as a student ends.
  • One (1) member active in a business organization representing the business community located in the District.
  • One (1) member active in a senior citizens’ organization.
  • One (1) member active in a bonafide taxpayers association.
  • One (1) member active in a support organization for the District, such as a foundation.
  • Two (2) members of the community at-large.

No employee, official, contractor, consultant, or vendor of Peralta Community College District shall be appointed to, or serve on, the committee. No Peralta Community College District elected official shall be appointed to, or serve on, the committee.

The District is seeking volunteers to fill the current committee vacancies.

Time Commitment and Term

Committee members will be appointed to serve one full two-year term and will be eligible for reappointment for a second and third two-year term. Members serve without compensation.

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, then download and complete the application and send it to:  Brenda Martinez, PCCD, 333 East 8th Street, Oakland, CA 94606 or via email at: bmartinez@peralta.edu:

Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee Application

 

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