CBOC Application

Application for Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee

Application for Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee

The San Francisco Community College District (the “District”) is seeking qualified and interested community leaders to serve on the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee for the implementation of the District’s college facilities bond program.

Establishment of a Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee

Pursuant to Section 15278 of the Education Code, the District is obligated to establish an Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee in order to satisfy the accountability requirements of Prop 39. The Board of Trustees of the San Francisco Community College District (the "Board") has established an Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (the "Committee").

Committee Responsibilities

The Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee shall:

  1. Inform the Public. The Committee shall inform the public concerning the District’s expenditure of bond proceeds. In fulfilling this duty, all official communications to either the Board or the public shall come from the Chair acting on behalf of the Committee. The Chair shall only release information that reflects the majority view of the Committee.
  2. Review Expenditures. The Committee shall review expenditure reports produced by the District to ensure that (a) bond proceeds were expended only for the purposes set forth in the Propositions; and (b) no bond proceeds were used for teacher or administrative salaries or other operating expenses in compliance with Attorney General Opinion 04-110, issued on November 9, 2004.
  3. Annual Report. The Committee shall present to the Board, in public session, an annual written report which shall include the following:

a.  (a) A statement indicating whether the District is in compliance with the requirements of Article XIIIA, Section 1(b)(3) of the California Constitution; and

b.  (b) A summary of the Committee’s proceedings and activities for the preceding year.

Appointment of Committee Members

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:

• 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.

No employee, official, contractor, consultant, or vendor of the San Francisco Community College District shall be appointed to, or serve on, the committee. No San Francisco Community College District elected official shall be appointed to, or serve on, the committee.

The District is seeking volunteers to fill the current committee vacancies.

• 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.

Time Commitment and Term

Committee members will be appointed to serve one full two-year term and will be eligible for reappointment for a second and third two-year term. Members serve without compensation.

Would You be Interested in Serving?

If you wish to serve on this important committee, please review the Committee Bylaws at https://tinyurl.com/ccsfcbocbylaws for more information about the committee’s role and responsibilities, then download and complete the application at this link and send it to: MARIAN LAM 50 Frida Kahlo Way, Bungalow 606, San Francisco, CA 94112 or via email at: mlam@ccsf.edu