The Board of Trustees of the Marin Community College District is seeking qualified, interested individuals to serve on a committee of community leaders which will serve as the Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (“CBOC”) for the implementation of the District’s Measure B school facilities bond program.
Proposition 39 Bond Election
On June 7, 2016, voters residing within the Marin Community College District passed Measure B. Measure B is a $265 million dollar bond measure that authorizes funding for needed repairs, upgrades, and new construction projects to the District’s schools. Proposition 39 required a 55% supermajority for approval; Measure B was passed by 62.81%. Read more about Measure B.
Establishment of a Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee
After a bond authorized under Proposition 39 is passed, state law requires that the Marin Community College District Board appoint an Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee to work with the District.
In accordance with Education Code Section 15278(b), the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee shall:
- Inform the public concerning the District’s expenditure of Measure B bond proceeds;
- Review expenditure reports produced by the District to ensure that Measure B bond proceeds were expended only for the purposes set forth in Measure B; and
- Present to the Board in public session, an annual written report outlining their activities and conclusions regarding the expenditure of Measure B bond proceeds.
Appointment of Committee Members
All appointments will be made by the Board from applications submitted to the District. The Committee shall consist of a minimum of seven (7) members appointed by the Board from a list of candidates submitting written applications, and based on criteria established by Prop 39, to wit:
- One (1) student enrolled and active in a community college support group, such as student government.
- One (1) member active in a business organization representing the business community located in the District.
- One (1) member active in a senior citizens’ organization.
- One (1) member active in a bona-fide taxpayers association.
- One (1) member active in a support organization for the college, such as a foundation.
- Two (2) members of the community at-large.
Time Commitment and Term
Except as otherwise provided herein, each member shall serve a term of two (2) years, commencing as of the date of appointment by the Board. No member may serve more than three (3) consecutive terms. At the Committee’s first meeting, members will draw lots or otherwise select a minimum of two members to serve for an initial one (1) year term and the remaining members for an initial two (2) year term. Members whose terms have expired may continue to serve on the Committee until a successor has been appointed.
- Four meetings per year
Would You be Interested in Serving?
If you wish to serve on this important committee, please review the Committee Bylaws for more information about the committee’s role and responsibilities, then download and complete the application:
Completed applications should be sent to the following address:
Marin Community College District
Attention: Greg Nelson, Vice President for Finance & College Operations
835 College Avenue, Kentfield, CA 94904