2016-2017 CBOC Annual Report2018-02-20T16:17:09-08:00

2016-2017 CBOC Annual Report (July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017)

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

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

The first several months following Measure B’s passing focused on planning efforts as College of Marin updated its Facilities Master Plan and conducted detailed facility assessments.

The Board of Trustees received applications for and appointed members to the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee. The Committee held its first meeting on July 17, 2017, where it elected officers and set its annual meeting schedule and anticipated agendas.

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
  • Inform the public concerning the district’s expenditures of bond proceeds
  • Present to the district’s governing board an annual report of the committee’s proceedings and activities of the previous year
  • Provide a statement indicating whether the district is in compliance with bond requirements

By October 2016, the Board of Trustees had approved a project list and preliminary work was initiated. An overall bond program planning group was retained and several project management and architect firms were interviewed and selected for individual building projects. The engagement contracts for these firms were submitted to and approved by the Board of Trustees.

In December 2016, the first two series of authorized bonds were sold for a total of $97.5 million. The progress made in establishing the planning foundation of this program during the past fiscal year set the stage for the construction program to go forward.

The Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee met three times in 2017 to review Measure B activities. 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 website.

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

Very truly yours,

Ross Millerick
Committee Chair

Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee

Members of the Marin Community College District Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee are appointed by the Board of Trustees.

Committee Members

Margaret DeSomma, Committee Vice Chair
Representing the Community-At-Large

Jeff Gunderson
Representing the Community-At-Large

Janelle LaChaux
Representing a Student Organization

Nancy McCarthy
Representing the Business Community

Ross Millerick, Committee Chair
Representing a Support Organization

Paul Premo
Representing a Taxpayer Association

Eric D. Sitzenstatter, Jr.
Representing a Senior Organization

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