2018-2019 Annual Report
Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee
Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee
Letter from Committee Chair
To: The Board of Trustees and Citizens of the Gavilan Joint Community College District
In November of 2018, Gavilan Joint Community College District received strong community support with the passing of Measure X, a $248 million general obligation bond initiative. The Measure X Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee is pleased to present its annual report on the progress of the district’s bond program for the 2018-19 fiscal year.
The principal duties of the committee include informing the public about the expenditure of Measure X bond proceeds; ensuring that the district spends bond money only for the purposes set forth in Measure X; and producing an annual report of the committee’s proceedings and activities, including a compliance statement. The Board of Trustees’ responsibilities include overseeing the bond program, prioritizing projects, and monitoring progress and spending on individual projects.
The committee is pleased with the progress made during this initial fiscal year of the bond program. Measure X was passed, and the planning activities of a large program were initiated during this reporting year. The legal, financial and program management teams were selected, and the first series of bonds were sold. The colleges’ facilities master plan defined the project list and preliminary budgets. Initial schedules were developed and continue to be refined. The district also initiated the selection process for architectural, engineering and environmental consulting services. San Benito County Campus site remains the number one priority of this bond, and the work on the finalization of the environmental mitigation measures and the feasibility of the city sewer connection continued. A bond website and newsletter were established to assist with the communication of information to the public.
The Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee had its first meeting during this fiscal year. The committee opted to set a schedule to meet quarterly to review Measure X activities. District and program management staff provided the committee with written and oral reports and presentations on the activities of the 2018-2019 year and the auditor presented the financial and performance audit reports.
Based on its review, the committee has concluded that the district is in compliance with the requirements of Article XIIIA, Section 1(b)(3) of the California Constitution. A full disclosure of the performance and financial audits can be viewed here.
The committee and the district wish to thank the community for their continued support of our students.
Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee Chair
Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee members are appointed by the Board of Trustees.
- Caleb DixonStudent Representative
- John FlahertyGilroy, Community At-Large
- John GouldCommittee Chair, San Jose, Community At-Large
- Judi JohnsonHollister, Taxpayers Association
- Gordon MachadoHollister, Business Community
- Elvira RobinsonHollister, Support Organization (appointed 10/8/19)
- Jim RogersGilroy, Senior Citizens’ Organization
- Nazhat SharmaSupport Organization (resigned 7/9/19)
The committee had one meeting in the 2018-2019 fiscal year (ending June 30, 2019):
- June 25, 2019
Please visit the committee meeting page for a complete listing of the meeting schedule, agendas, and minutes.
Measure X Expenditures
as of June 30, 2019
|Total Bond Funds*||$248,126,923|
|Architect & Engineering, Division of State Architect, Oversight & Other||$1,003,565|
|Construction & Contingency||$11,743,676|
|Furniture & Equipment||$0|
|Total Bond Expenditures:||$12,747,241|
|Bond Funds Remaining*||$235,379,682|
*Rounding factors may apply
Measure X Project List
as of June 30, 2019
|#||Project Category, Name and Description||Status||Budget|
|San Benito County Campus|
|3101||San Benito County Campus||Active||$52,000,000|
|San Benito County Campus Phase One includes a multistory, multipurpose Academic Building with classroom and lab space, support services, limited food service and collaboration spaces.|
|San Benito County Campus Total:||$52,000,000|
|3201||Central Plant and Infrastructure||Active||$10,000,000|
|The central plant and infrastructure projects will renovate and upgrade the aging utility systems on campus.|
|3202||Library/Learning Resource Center||Active||$19,000,000|
|Construction of a new, state of the art, 2-story Library/Learning Resource Center.|
|3203||Site Improvements and Security||Active||$15,000,000|
|Site Improvement Projects: Central Quad, Bridges, Accessibility Solutions, Signage and Wayfinding. Security Projects: Cameras, Public Address System and Door Hardware.|
|Construction of a new Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Center includes general lecture classrooms, science labs, computer lab, study areas, and faculty and support staff offices.|
|3205||Visual and Performing Arts Complex||Active||$62,000,000|
|The Visual and Performing Arts Complex is a new building that replaces the current theater, music building and houses the college's art program. In addition to a state of the art theater, the complex would include classrooms, scene shop, art and music labs, a kiln yard, rehearsal rooms, offices and plenty of storage for props and equipment.|
|Student Services, Coyote Valley - Modular Building, Kinesiology and Athletic Fields, Art Building/Swing Space, Student Center Remodel and Administrative Services|
|Gavilan College Total:||$148,600,000|
|District and District Wide Projects|
|3995||Debt Service and Project Completion Costs||Active||$18,400,000|
|Pay down debt service and project completion costs.|
|3999||Program Mgmt, Planning and Support||Active||$10,000,000|
|Cost of issuance, legal, management, program planning and assessments.|
|District Wide Projects Total:||$28,400,000|
|District Wide Program Contingency for various issues that may be a result of higher construction costs, new projects, etc.|
|3% of Measure X initial project list budget.|
|Total for Program Contingency:||$19,000,000|
|Measure X Grand Total:||$248,000,000|
About Measure X
GAVILAN COLLEGE AFFORDABLE EDUCATION/ JOB TRAINING/ COLLEGE TRANSFER/ VETERANS SUPPORT MEASURE
"To upgrade classrooms, science, healthcare, technology, engineering/career training labs, repair aging facilities, shall Gavilan Joint Community College District's measure authorizing $248,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, levying 2 cents/$100 assessed value, $14,000,000 annually while bonds are outstanding, constructing, acquiring, repairing classrooms, facilities, sites/equipment, Veterans Center, adding a campus in San Benito County, improving local access to affordable education, with citizen oversight, all money locally controlled, be approved?"
Measure X passed with 57% of the districtwide vote. Thank you to all who were a part of this effort!