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,