ADOPTED, SIGNED, AND APPROVED AUGUST 20, 2002
GOVERNING BOARD OF THE GROSSMONT-CUYAMACA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT SUPPLEMENTING ITS ORDERING OF A GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND ELECTION
WHEREAS, the Governing Board (the Board) has determined that certain properties and equipment within the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District (the District), within San Diego County (the County) need to be acquired, constructed, improved, and equipped to enable the District to maintain Grossmont College and Cuyamaca College as valuable community resources, to train local residents for higher-paying and skilled jobs, and to enhance the educational opportunities of the students in the District who desire to transfer to a four-year college; and
WHEREAS, on July 16, 2002, the Board unanimously adopted Resolution 03-004 (the Election Resolution) calling for a November 5, 2002, general obligation bond election; and
WHEREAS, the Board has made certain findings to be applicable to its election order and has established certain performance audits, standards of financial accountability and citizen oversight, which are contained in the Smaller Classes, Safer Schools and Financial Accountability Act (Proposition 39) and in Education Code Section 15264 et seq. the (Act); and
WHEREAS, the Board desires to augment certain of its findings and determinations set forth in the Election Resolution; and
WHEREAS, in making the findings and determinations set forth herein, the Board acknowledges that no District funds, or employees working on District time, may be used to advocate for the passage of the bond;
NOW THEREFORE, THE BOARD OF THE GROSSMONT-CUYAMACA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT DOES HEREBY RESOLVE, DETERMINE, AND ORDER AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. That the purpose of the election shall be for the voters in the District to vote on a proposition, attached and marked as Exhibits A and B to Resolution 03-004. In compliance with Proposition 39 and the Act, the ballot proposition is subject to the following requirements and determinations:
(a) the proceeds of the sale of the bonds shall only be used for the purposes set forth in the ballot measure and not for any other purpose, including teacher and administrator salaries and other college operating expenses;
(b) that the Board, in establishing the projects set forth in Exhibit B to Resolution 03-004, evaluated the safety, class size reduction, and information technology needs of the District;
(c) that the Board will cause to be conducted an annual, independent performance audit to ensure that the bond moneys get expended for the projects identified in Exhibit B to Resolution 03-004 hereto;
(d) that the Board will cause an annual, independent financial audit of the proceeds from the sale of bonds to be conducted until all of the bond proceeds have been expended;
(e) that the Board will cause the appointment of a Citizens Oversight Committee in compliance with Education Code Section 15278 no later than 60 days after the Board enters the election results in its minutes pursuant to Education Code Section 15274. The Committee shall meet at least monthly, or as determined by the Oversight Committee, and should include construction, finance, and other qualified professionals, who should constitute a majority of the Committee membership. The Committee shall be constituted so as to review and comment on bond measure expenditure plans, bond measure-related staffing and consultants, and General Fund major maintenance plans, prior to any action by the Governing Board on bond measure-related issues. The Oversight Committee shall also oversee the District’s scheduled maintenance plan as part of its responsibilities. The Committee is intended to be advisory only, and not replace or impede the activity of the Governing Board;
(f) that the tax levy authorized to secure the bonds of this election shall not exceed $25 per $100,000 of taxable property in the District when assessed valuation is projected by the District to increase in accordance with Article XIIIA of the California Constitution; and
(g) that in order to maximize community benefit and efficiently apply taxpayer dollars, the District should pursue all practical opportunities to expand community joint use facilities in every new or expanded college construction project. In pursuing joint use, the District’s goal should be to maximize the use of District facilities to the broader community, without adversely impacting District operations or finances. Examples of appropriate joint use provisions for incorporation into construction plans include but are not limited to recreational/physical-education facilities, computer labs, and meeting rooms. Appropriate joint-use should take into consideration that the colleges operate and offer classes, programs and activities from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., in multiple locations, weekdays and weekends.
The Board shall direct staff to implement the following procedures:
Prior to the obligation of funds for new facilities or facilities expansion construction that likely would be appropriate for joint use, a joint use implementation report shall be presented in writing to the Citizens Oversight Committee and approved by the Board.
- Project description
- List and description of joint use elements that could potentially be incorporated into the project
- List of agencies and organizations contacted regarding potential joint use elements, including description of how agencies and organizations were contacted
- For each agency or organization contacted:
Joint use development criteria discussed or developed for the project
Equity of contribution considerations discussed or developed for the project
- Description of joint use elements that will be incorporated into the project
In addition, it is the intention of the Board to make official, policy level contacts with overlapping public jurisdictions, in order to make joint-use and the efficient application of taxpayers’ dollars a priority of all agencies serving district boundaries. Agencies contacted should include, but not be limited to East County Cities, County of San Diego, public school districts, and transit agencies.
Section 2. This resolution shall take effect immediately upon adoption.