Thank you to the voters of San Francisco for their continued support of the measures that provide our students with opportunities to learn in improved academic environments.
In 2001, the voters of the San Francisco Community College District approved Proposition A, a $195 million bond measure. Under the ballot measure approved, the District was authorized to use the proceeds to: eliminate portable buildings; improve disabled accessibility; complete the creation of a technology network; and build/complete new campuses in the Mission and Chinatown/North Beach neighborhoods.
In 2005, the voters of the San Francisco Community College District approved Proposition A, a $246.3 million bond measure. Under the ballot measure approved, the District was authorized to use the proceeds to: provide for capital improvements including increasing student access to advanced computer technology and bio/stem cell technology, renovating classrooms, building new facilities for upper division classes, neighborhood classes and the performing arts.
Under both bond authorizations, the required voter approval rate was 55% and required the creation of a Citizens’ Oversight Committee in order to satisfy accountability requirements. Regulated by the Ralph M. Brown Public Meetings Act, the Committee reviews expenditures reports to ensure that a) bond proceeds are expended only for the purposes set forth in the ballot measure; and b) no bond proceeds are used for any teacher or administrative salaries or operating expenses.
An independent oversight committee, made up of volunteers from the San Francisco community, is appointed by the Board of Trustees to oversee and ensure appropriate spending of bond funding. See annual reports prepared by the committee and materials from their quarterly meetings.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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