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Watchdog group oversees construction bond expenditures

April 23, 2010 (El Cajon)--With three seats on the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District’s Citizens Bond Oversight Commitee to be filled in July, civic-minded East County residents are invited to apply for the openings by the May 27, 2010 deadline.


A qualified professional in the financial or accounting field is sought to fill the seat on the district’s Proposition R Citizens Bond Oversight Committee left open by the completion of a four-year term by CBOC Chairwoman Karen Lanning. All CBOC members are limited to two, two-year terms. Two additional seats open on the 11-member CBOC are required to be filled by a representative of a college advisory committee and a student representaive of Cuyamaca. The advisory committee representative seat will be vacant with the completion of a four-year term by Clifford Diamond.


A form to apply for appointment by the governing board is posted at under “Construction News.” Forms are to be submitted to the GCCCD Chancellor’s Office by the May 27 deadline.


CBOC members must reside within the boundaries of the college district, which encompasses an area of 1,138 square miles from the eastern edge of the city of San Diego to Imperial County to the east and the Mexican border to the south.


Proposition R was approved by the East County electorate in 2002 in response to the overcrowding and widespread repair needs at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges at a time of decreasing state support. One of the provisions of Proposition R was the creation of an independent oversight committee. As specified by the governing board, the committee includes students and college advisory committee and foundation representatives, community members with expertise in construction, procurement and finance; and representatives from business, senior and taxpayer organizations.


The CBOC meets quarterly.


”We appreciate the dedication to community service shown by the representatives who serve on the CBOC. It has been a model committee whose conscientious oversight has been very helpful,” said Chancellor Cindy L. Miles.


Call the CBOC office at (619) 644-7762 for further information about the Bond Oversight Committee.



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