2019-2020 Annual Report

College of Marin

Measure B
2019-2020 Annual Report

Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee

Letter from Committee Chair

To: The Board of Trustees and Residents of the Marin Community College District

Marin County voters approved Measure B on June 7, 2016 for $265 million. This bond program’s purpose is to support the college in its work in providing modern, well-maintained educational facilities for the students of our community.

The Measure B-2016 Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) provides oversight for the general obligation bond program. The committee held two meetings during the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

The primary duties of the committee are to:

  • Review bond expenditures to ensure that proceeds have been expended for the purposes set forth in Measure B-2016
  • Inform the public concerning the district’s expenditure of bond proceeds
  • Present to the district’s governing board an annual report of the committee’s proceedings and activities of the previous fiscal year
  • Provide a statement indicating whether the district is in compliance with bond requirements

In the 2019-2020 fiscal year, we faced many challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The District had to both transition the academic program to an online format, and the capital construction program had to adjust around the evolving and changing health and safety protocols to keep the projects moving forward. For the bond program, this meant that all meetings and planning activities moved to an online format, and and after the initial two-week period of the shelter-in-place order, construction was able to resume on essential projects with additional health and safety requirements in place. This committee also moved its meetings to an online format and continued its bond oversight work.

Despite the challenges that this year presented, there are many accomplishments to report for the year ended June 30, 2020. To name a few, the construction of the Jonas Center and Building 18 was well underway and moved toward completion at the close of this reporting period. The new Maintenance & Operations Building and District Warehouse was mostly completed, and the New Miwok Center’s construction is on-going as well. The planning phase for the new Learning Resources Center (LRC) was completed and design phase began, as did the preparations for the demolition of the old LRC and site preparations for the new facility. Please visit the Featured Projects section of this Annual Report for more information on this year’s bond project activities.

The Maintenance & Operations building provided a unique set of circumstances as its neighbors along with the Kentfield School District felt that they had not adequately been involved in the discussions regarding such a major structure. This very public issue did not benefit the District’s image and its efforts to be a good neighbor and community partner. Concerns were discussed at Bond Oversight Meetings as well as suggestions provided how to improve community outreach and solicitation of community feedback to ensure that the district did not face this situation again. After holding further discussions with the Kentfield School district as well as other various interested parties, a compromise was achieved regarding the operation of the Maintenance and Operations building.

The Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee reviewed Measure B-2016 activities throughout the 2019-2020 fiscal year. At these meetings, district and program management staff provided the committee with written and oral reports and presentations, as well as the financial and performance audit reports. Based on its review, the committee has concluded that the district is in compliance with the requirements of Article XIIIA, Section 1(b)(3) of the California constitution.

For more information regarding the committee’s proceedings, meeting minutes and agendas please visit the Measure B-2016 website.

The Measure B-2016 Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee thanks the community for their continued support.

Very truly yours,

Margaret De Somma
Committee Chair

Committee Members

Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee members are appointed by the Board of Trustees. The following members were active during the past fiscal year:

  • Mark DawsonBusiness community representative
  • Margaret De SommaAt-large representative
  • Jeff GundersonAt-large representative
  • Janelle LaChauxStudent representative
  • Jason LauSupport organization representative
  • Paul PremoTaxpayers’ association representative
  • Eric D. Sitzenstatter, Jr.Senior citizens’ organization representative

Committee Meetings

The committee meets on a quarterly basis, with meetings open to the public. For a listing of meetings and proceedings please visit the committee meeting page.

About Measure B

To provide modern, well-maintained educational facilities for our students, Measure B will:

  • Repair and upgrade classrooms, science labs, vocational education facilities and job training centers for 21st-century careers in technology, computers and engineering
  • Repair or replace leaking roofs
  • Modernize and update science classrooms and labs
  • Update classrooms and educational facilities to meet current earthquake, fire and safety codes
  • Update campus facilities to provide access for disabled students

Measure B Bond Expenditures

as of June 30, 2020
Expenditures vs Remaining Balance

Bond Overview, as of June 30, 2020

Bond Authorization$265,000,000
Interest Earned$6,958,316
Total Bond Funds*:$271,958,316
Total Bond Expenditures$110,233,874
Total Bond Funds Remaining*:$161,724,442
*Rounding factors may apply
Expenditures by Category

Expenditures by Category, as of June 30, 2020

Architect & Engineering, Division State Architect, Oversight & Other
Construction & Contingency
Furniture & Equipment
Total Bond Expenditures*:$110,233,874
*Rounding factors may apply
Expenditures by Location

Expenditures by Location, as of June 30, 2020

Kentfield Campus
Indian Valley Campus
Total Bond Expenditures*:$110,233,874
*Rounding factors may apply
Annual Performance and Financial Audit
California Proposition 39 requires annual performance and financial audits. The performance and financial audits for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020, were performed by an independent certified public accounting firm in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards and governmental auditing standards issued by the Comptroller General of the United States. The result of the performance audits for Measure B is that the district spent the general obligation bond proceeds in accordance with the requirements of Proposition 39. The District received an unmodified opinion in the financial statement audit of Measure B general obligation bond activity for the year ended June 30, 2020. View the complete audit reports

Measure B Bond Project List

as of June 30, 2020
Project Name Budget Expenditures
Kentfield Campus
Child Study Center $271,224 $18,886
PE Complex/Pool Renovations $824,540 $375,299
Science Math & Nursing $1,395,503 $217,018
Fine Arts $675,606 $117,874
Learning Resources Center $94,865,767 $4,670,127
Performing Arts $2,425,836 $1,865,738
Maintenance & Operations Building and District Warehouse $15,779,928 $13,688,678
Site Improvements and Utilities $2,962,715 $1,282,479
Fusselman Hall $5,195,677 $3,824,837
Athletic Synthetic Turf Fields and Restroom/Storage Facilities $13,454,551 $13,401,032
Demolition of Kent Avenue Maintenance Facilities $650,442 $253,397
Swing Space $1,765,874 $1,631,541
Academic Center Expansion (Consolidated) $5,017 $5,017
Corte Madera Creek Mitigation (Deferred) $5,814 $5,814
Village Square Replacement (Deferred) $1,027 $1,027
Parking Structure (Deferred) $0 $0
Student Services (Deferred) $355,119 $327,950
Campus Contingency - Kentfield Campus $5,625,000 $0
Total Kentfield Campus $146,259,641 $41,686,714
Indian Valley Campus
Building 27 (Dental, EMT, Court Reporting, Library) $855,807 $131,009
Building 17 $1,255,447 $106,937
Building 21 (Child Care Center & Academic Labs) $349,223 $96
ADA Barrier Removal/Site Improvements $7,466,854 $5,944,769
Admin Cluster $5,956,865 $5,355,624
Building 12 $1,517,697 $375,115
Jonas Center and Building 18 $12,789,083 $10,529,223
Pomo Cluster $13,524,683 $11,961,746
New Miwok Center $32,186,317 $15,125,328
Organic Farm/Garden Enhancements $4,261,825 $4,178,478
Demolition Project $1,320,351 $1,168,854
Maintenance & Operations Building (Consolidated) $0 $0
Storage (Consolidated) $0 $0
New Aquatics Center (Consolidated) $0 $0
Building 18 (Ohlone Cluster) (Consolidated) $0 $0
Building 21 (Old Pool Building) (Consolidated) $0 $0
IVC Tree Study and Removal Project (Cancelled) $0 $0
Outdoor Amphitheater (Deferred) $94,395 $94,316
Campus Contingency - Indian Valley Campus $1,150,883 $0
Total Indian Valley Campus: $82,729,430 $54,971,495
Environmental Impact Report $307,439 $120,065
Information Technology $7,239,711 $2,443,235
Instructional and Other Equipment $15,724,525 $1,941,730
Campus Security $1,386,133 $704,131
Bolinas Site $420,623 $141,801
Property Acquisition $7,263,643 $6,819,593
Small Capital Repair Projects $113,931 $1,910
District Wide/Program Contingency $7,892,076 $0
Program Management, District Staff $2,621,164 $1,403,198
District Total Expenditures: $42,969,245 $13,575,664
Measure B Total Expenditures: $271,958,316 $110,233,874