CBOC Annual Report 2012-2013

Letter from the Chair

The Ohlone College Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) is pleased to share with the Ohlone College community this report for the fiscal year 2012-13. The primary role of the CBOC is to monitor the expenditures associated with the College’s two general obligation bonds, Measure A and Measure G. Our Annual Report covers the period of July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013, for these two bonds.

The Ohlone Community College District and the CBOC wish to express their gratitude to the community for its support of our students through these two successful ballot initiatives.

Measure A, a $150 million Prop 39 general obligation bond, was approved by district voters in 2002. These proceeds were used to construct the innovative Ohlone College Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology, the Student Services Center on the Fremont campus, and to support many infrastructure projects such as the Below Grade Water Intrusion (BGWI) project. With the completion of the BGWI project in March 2013 all Measure A projects are substantively completed.

Measure G, a $349 million Prop 39 general obligation bond initiative, was approved by district voters in November 2010. Measure G authorizes funding for major repairs, renovations, and construction projects, primarily on Ohlone College’s Fremont campus. Highlights this past year include the photovoltaic field at the Fremont Campus going “live,” saving the College over $400,000 in utility costs; and, Cannon Design and Anderson Brule Architects being selected as the College’s partners in the Academic Core project. Planning for a new Science Building and an Arts & Learning Commons Building has begun.

The principal duties of the CBOC are to ensure that bond proceeds have been expended for the purposes set forth in the ballot language of each bond; to report on progress annually to the public; and to provide a statement of compliance certifying that the College, during the reporting period, has met all the requirements established in both the ballot language and by statute. As Chair of the CBOC I state that, to the best of its knowledge based on current auditor reports and regular reporting by the College to the CBOC, the Committee finds that the Ohlone Community College District is in full compliance with the responsibilities as described in Article XIIIA, Section 1 (b) (3) of the California State Constitution, which addresses bond indebtedness incurred by a community college district.

Please review the progress of other bond projects at this link: ohlonebond.org.

Again, thank you for your continued support of Ohlone College and its students.

Robert Douglass,
Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee Chair