Application for Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee
The Board of Trustees of the San Francisco Community College District is seeking qualified, interested individuals to serve on a committee of community leaders which will serve as the Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee (“COC”) for the implementation of the District’s Proposition A college facilities bond program.
Proposition 39 Bond Elections
On November 8, 2005, voters residing within the San Francisco Community College District passed Proposition A (Proposition A 2005).
On March 3, 2020, voters residing within the San Francisco Community College District passed Proposition A (Proposition A 2020). Proposition A 2020 is an $845,000,000 bond measure that authorizes funding for needed repairs, earthquake safety improvements, acquisitions, and new construction projects to City College of San Francisco (“City College”). Proposition 39 required a 55% supermajority for approval. Proposition A 2020 was passed by approximately 72.39%.
Proposition A 2001, Proposition A 2005, and Proposition A 2020 are collectively referred to as the “Propositions.”
Establishment of a Citizens’ Oversight Committee
After a bond authorized under Proposition 39 is passed, California law requires that the San Francisco Community College District Board of Trustees appoint an Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee to work with the District.
In accordance with Education Code Section 15278(b), the Citizens’ Oversight Committee shall:
- Inform the public concerning the District's expenditure of bond proceeds of the Propositions;
- Review expenditure reports produced by the District to ensure that the Propositions’ bond proceeds were expended only for the purposes set forth in the Propositions; and
- Present to the Board in public session, an annual written report outlining their activities and conclusions regarding the expenditure of bond proceeds of the Propositions.
The Bylaws which govern the Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee are attached to this Application.
Appointment of Committee Members
All appointments will be made by the Board from applications submitted to the District. The Committee shall consist of at least 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) 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) student enrolled and active in a community college support group, such as student government.
- One (1) member active in a support organization for the District, such as a foundation.
- Two (2) members of the community at-large.
Time Commitment and Term
Initial appointments will be staggered, such that some of the initial appointees will be appointed to serve one full two-year term. The other initial appointments will serve a one-year term, but will be eligible for reappointment by the Board for a second and third two-year term.
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 and complete the application - link below. Completed applications should be sent to San Francisco Community College District through Friday, March 31, 2023.
Office of Vice Chancellor Administrative Services
City College of San Francisco
50 Frida Kahlo Way, Bungalow 606
San Francisco, CA 94112
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