2018-2019 CBOC Annual Report2020-01-12T21:37:58-08:00

2018-2019 CBOC Annual Report (July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019)

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

Marin County voters approved Measure C on November 2, 2004 for $249.5 million and again came out in support of the District by approving Measure B on June 7, 2016 for $265 million.  These two bond programs support the college in its work in providing modern, well-maintained educational facilities for the students of our community.

On April 17, 2018, the Board of Trustees of the Marin Community College District passed a resolution approving Amended and Restated Bylaws for the Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee allowing the Measure B-2016 Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee to also provide oversight over the district’s Measure C-2004 general obligation bond program. The committee held three meetings during the 2018-2019 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 C-2004 & Measure B-2016
  • 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 fiscal year
  • Provide a statement indicating whether the district is in compliance with bond requirements

It was another busy year for the Measure B-2016 bond program. Pomo Cluster was one of the many projects in full swing at the Indian Valley campus. An anonymous donor supplied the district with a letter of intent to donate $8m for the New Miwok Center dive tower. On the Kentfield campus, staff recommended that the Learning Resources Center (LRC) be demolished, and a new facility be built on the existing LRC site. The Student Services Center will be used as swing space for the LRC project, and modernized so it can be repurposed for other uses. The Athletic Synthetic Turf Fields and Restroom/Storage Facilities project (Phase 2) began closeout in May 2019.

In January 2019, three properties on Sir Francis Drake were purchased with Measure B-2016 funds. The remaining bond authorization, in the amount of $167,500,000, was sold as one transaction with the funds received in February 2019, made up of a tax-exempt and taxable sale. The Bolinas Site project was added, with the scope including architectural costs and planning fees associated with the Marin County Planning Division.

The remaining dollars for Measure C-2004 were spent during the 2018-2019 fiscal year.

The Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee reviewed Measure C-2004 and Measure B-2016 activities throughout the 2018-2019 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 C-2004 and Measure B-2016 websites.

The Measure C-2004 and Measure B-2016 Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee thanks the community for their continued support.

Very truly yours,

Margaret DeSomma
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

Mark Dawson, Committee Vice Chair
Representing the Business Community

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

Jeff Gunderson
Representing the Community-At-Large

Janelle LaChaux
Representing a Student Organization

Jason Lau
Representing a Support Organization

Paul Premo
Representing a Taxpayer Association

Eric D. Sitzenstatter, Jr.
Representing a Senior Organization

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