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The SDCCD Citizens’ Oversight Committee (COC) is an advisory body to the District on matters related to the Propositions S & N construction bond program implementation as required by California’s Proposition 39, which mandates that citizen advisory panels be established to assure accountability for the use of public funds.
The Committee’s three main duties are to:
  • Inform the public on the District’s expenditures of bond proceeds.
  • Review expenditures to assure that proceeds are being spent for projects approved and outlined within the proposition(s).
  • Produce and present an annual report to summarize the Committee’s proceedings and activities within the prior year.
Members are appointed to the COC by the Board of Trustees for the District, and represent many diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise, including business, public finance and construction management.
Membership involves the following:
  • A two-year term. Members in good standing are eligible for a second or third two-year term. Members may not serve more than three consecutive terms.
  • Attendance at four quarterly meetings per year. Meetings generally run between 60-90 minutes.
  • Attendance at subcommittee meetings, generally three per year. As with our full COC meetings, meetings generally run between 60-90 minutes.
  • Participation in periodic campus facilities tours to view construction projects in progress.

To contact a member of the Citizens' Oversight Committee, please email our C.O.C. coordinator.

Citizens' Oversight Committee Members
Thomas Kaye, Ph.D., ChairFoundation/Advisory CouncilMesa College FoundationCommunication
Jane Gawronski, Ph.D., Vice ChairSenior Citizens' OrganizationAmerican Association of Retired PersonsConstruction & Finance
Leslie BruceMember at largeCommunity MemberCommunication
Mike FrattaliTaxpayer AssociationSan Diego County Taxpayers AssociationConstruction
Shandon HarbourTaxpayer AssociationSan Diego County Taxpayers AssociationConstruction
Bob KieslingTaxpayer AssociationSan Diego County Taxpayers AssociationConstruction & Finance, Chair
Ed OremenMember at LargeCommunity MemberConstruction
Yen TuBusiness OrganizationAsian Business Association of San DiegoConstruction
Linda ZintzMember at largeCommunity MemberCommunication, Chair
Alana-Mahal BermodesStudent RepresentativeMiramar CollegeTBD
Currently, there are no vacancies on the Committee.