The Foothill-De Anza Community College District Board of Trustees is seeking applicants for four seats on its Measure C Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee to replace members who are leaving the committee.
Each member of the oversight committee is appointed to represent a particular constituency within the district. The current vacancies are for district residents in the following categories:
• Taxpayers association representative
• At-large representative
• Business organization representative
• Foothill-De Anza auxiliary organization representative
The seven-member committee is charged with reviewing Measure C bond expenditures, reporting to the public and presenting an annual report to the district’s Board of Trustees. Members are not compensated and the committee meets no more frequently than quarterly. Terms are for two years.
“Members of our Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee play a critical role on behalf of district residents in reviewing use of Measure C dollars,’’ said Interim Chancellor Mike Brandy. “We have benefited significantly from their ideas about how to make our progress on these important bond projects as transparent to our community as possible. The four individuals who are stepping down were our first committee members, and we greatly appreciate the work of they have done.”
Committee members must live within the district’s service area, which encompasses the cities of Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View and Palo Alto; most of Sunnyvale; and parts of San Jose, Santa Clara and Saratoga. (A map of the district’s service area can be found at http://www.fhda.edu/about_us/ under the heading FHDA District Boundary.
Having a citizens’ oversight committee is required by California’s Proposition 39, which established requirements for voter approval of school bond measures that receive less than two-thirds of the vote. Foothill-De Anza’s Measure C, a $490.8 million general obligation bond measure, was approved by 65.69 percent of the voters on June 6, 2006.
Terms on the committee are staggered, so some seats become vacant every year. Under the committee’s bylaws, four of the current members have served the maximum time and cannot be reappointed to another term. Members who will leave the committee at the end of 2009 are Ralph Adams, taxpayers association representative; Phyllis Bismanovsky, at-large representative; Dexter Dawes, business organization representative; and Jim Walker, Foothill-De Anza auxiliary organization representative.
Additional information about the committee, including its bylaws, can be found at: http://www.measurec.fhda.edu.
Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter detailing their qualifications and which of the four categories they would represent. The material may be submitted by email to email@example.com; by mail to the Office of the Chancellor, Foothill-De Anza Community College District, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022; or by fax to (650) 941-6289.
Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9. Applicants may not be an employee, contractor, consultant or vendor of the district.
The Board of Trustees is tentatively scheduled to make the appointments to the Measure C Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee on Dec. 7, 2009, at a regularly scheduled meeting.
For more information, please call (650) 949-6100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted Oct. 14, 2009