CBOC Annual Report 2015-2016

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 2015-16. The primary role of the CBOC is to monitor the expenditures associated with the College’s Measure G general obligation bond. Our Annual Report covers the period of July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016.

Measure G, a $349 million Proposition 39 general obligation bond initiative, approved by district voters in November 2010, continues to progress. The Academic Core project (the largest project in the Measure G bond program) broke ground in April of 2016. It will include a new Science Building and an Arts & Learning Commons Building. The Athletic Fields project was under construction in the 2015-16 year. This project revamped the baseball field, softball field and soccer field. Construction was also underway on the pool. This renovation project reworked the pool depths, substantially reducing water, energy and chemical consumption, and resulted in the installation of new pool equipment and a new deck. The new parking structure was the focus of a security project during the 2015-16 year. The installation of security surveillance equipment and emergency phones in the parking structure was completed in the spring of 2016. Many planning activities and small capital improvement projects occurred throughout the year, alongside the preparations for and work on the larger projects.

The principal duties of the CBOC are to ensure that bond proceeds have been expended for the purposes set forth in the ballot language; 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.

The Committee would like to invite any interested members of the public to attend one of the quarterly meetings. Please visit the Measure G Bond website at ohlonebond.org for meeting dates and locations, and to review the progress of other bond projects.

Thank you for your continued support of Ohlone College and its students.

Andrea Francis,
Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee Chair