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Role of the Committee

The Role Of The Citizen's Oversight Committee And Its Structure (PDF)

The Role Of The Citizens' Oversight Committee And Its Structure

Following is a summary of the role of the Citizens' Oversight Committee and the structure of the Committee:


To carry out its stated purposes, the Committee shall perform the following duties:

  1. Inform the Public. The Committee shall inform the public concerning the District's expenditure of bond proceeds.
  2. Review Expenditures. The Committee may review quarterly expenditure reports produced by the District to ensure that: (a) bond proceeds are expended only for the purposes set forth in the Bond Measure; (b) no bond proceeds are used for any teacher or administrative salaries or other operating expenses.
  3. Annual Report. The Committee shall present to the Board, in public session, an annual written report, which shall include the following:
    1. A statement indicating whether the District is in compliance with the requirements of Article XIIIA, Section 1(b)(3) of the California Constitution; and
    2. A summary of the Committee's proceedings and activities for the preceding year.

Authorized Activities

In order to perform the duties set forth above, the Committee may engage in the following authorized activities:

  1. Receive and review copies of the District's annual independent performance audit and annual independent financial audit, required by Article XIIIA of the California Constitution.
  2. Inspect college facilities and grounds for which bond proceeds have been or will be expended, in accordance with any access procedure established by the District's Vice Chancellor, Finance and Administration.
  3. Review copies of deferred maintenance proposals or plans developed by the District.
  4. Review efforts by the District to maximize bond proceeds by implementing various cost-saving measures.


The Committee shall consist of a minimum of nine (9) members appointed by the Board of Trustees 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 citizen's 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 appointed by the Board.