Citizen's Oversight Committee
Background & Purpose
Measure R Oversight Committee is charged by statute with the following purposes: to alert the public of any waste or improper expenditure of school construction bond money; to inform the public concerning the expenditure of bond revenues; ensure that bond revenues are expended only for the purposes described in the Constitution; that is, for the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or replacement of school facilities, including the furnishing and equipping of school facilities; and ensure that no funds are used for any teacher or administrative salaries or other school operating expenses, except to reimburse the District for the cost of District staff when performing work on or necessary and incidental to the bond projects as written in the Full Text of Proposition, Exhibit A.
A major provision of Bond Measures C6 and R, and Parcel Tax Measure C, was the establishment of a citizen’s oversight committee to monitor the use of monies expended from these sources. As required by its bylaws, the full membership of the Board-appointed committee met four times, with two subcommittees for Measure C6 and for Measure R each meeting on multiple occasions. On May 2, 2017, the full Committee met to complete its annual reports for Measures C, C6 and R.