Proposition 39 requires that a Citizens’ Oversight Committee be established when bond initiatives are passed. Members of the Citizens’ Oversight Committee are community leaders appointed by the NOCCCD Board of Trustees to ensure that bond funds are spent only on facility improvements.
With the official passage of Measure J in 2014, the previous Measure X Citizens’ Oversight Committee was reconstituted to oversee both Measure X and Measure J. Additional members were also added.
Members serve a two-year term, for up to three consecutive terms. Community members interested in more information are encouraged to contact the Vice Chancellor of Finance and Facilities.
Committee Member Responsibilities
Committee members are tasked with the following:
- Inform the public
The Committee can inform the public concerning the District’s expenditure of bond funds. In fulfilling this duty, all official, written communications to either the NOCCCD Board of Trustees or the public will come from the Chair, acting on behalf of the Committee. The Chair only releases information that reflects the majority view of the Committee.
- Review expenditures
The Committee reviews expenditure reports produced by the District and audit firms to ensure that (a) bond proceeds were expended only for the purposes set forth in Measure X and Measure J, respectively; 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.
- Create an annual report
The Committee presents an annual, written report to the NOCCCD Board of Trustees.