2019-2020 Annual Report

Measure X
2019-2020 Annual Report

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 2019-20 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.

There are many accomplishments to report during this fiscal year despite its challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic required the college to quickly migrate its courses to an online platform and adjust its academic, student support and administrative services to accommodate all new and evolving health-safety requirements. The bond program management and planning team also pivoted its approach to keep the bond projects moving forward while sheltering in place. All meetings and planning activities, including the work of this oversight committee, moved to an online format.

The committee is pleased with the progress made during the second fiscal year of the bond program. San Benito County Campus remains the top priority for the district. As such, an ad-hoc committee was established for the project, as was a planning task force. The master plan for the new campus was completed and the Design Build Entity was selected for the project. On the main campus, the construction plans for the pedestrian bridge and the fire alarm upgrade were submitted to the Division of State Architects for approval, and programming efforts for the Library and Student Resource Center (LSRC) got underway. Additionally, district-wide standards and design guidelines and the IT infrastructure projects were initiated.

The Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee received written and oral reports from the district and program management staff, and the financial and performance audit reports were presented directly to the committee by the auditor. 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.

Respectfully submitted,

John Gould
Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee Chair

Committee Members

Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee members are appointed by the Board of Trustees.

  • 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
  • Jim RogersGilroy, Senior Citizens’ Organization
  • Natalie RusterholzStudent Representative

Committee Meetings

The committee had two meetings in the 2019-2020 fiscal year (ending June 30, 2020):

  • October 24, 2019
  • January 23, 2020

Please visit the committee meeting page for a complete listing of the meeting schedule, agendas, and minutes.

Measure X Expenditures

as of June 30, 2020
Bond Authorization$248,000,000
Interest Earned$639,031
Total Bond Funds$248,639,031
Bond Expenditures:
Architect & Engineering, Division of State Architect, Oversight & Other$3,454,539
Construction & Contingency$11,868,623
Furniture & Equipment$144,914
Total Bond Expenditures:$15,468,076
Bond Funds Remaining$233,170,955
Rounding factors may apply

Measure X Active Project List

as of June 30, 2020
# Project Category, Name and Description Budget Expenditures
San Benito County Campus
3101 San Benito County Campus $59,900,000 $876,643
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: $59,900,000 $876,643
Gavilan College
3201 Site Improvement, Security and Infrastructure $38,400,000 $215,778
Infrastructure improvements include renovations and upgrades to the aging utility systems on campus. Site improvements include improvements to roads and parking, Central Quad, pedestrian bridge, signage and wayfinding. Security improvements will include cameras, public address system and door hardware.
3202 Library and Student Resource Center $50,600,000 $144,275
Construction of a new, state of the art Library and Student Resource Center. The new library will replace the aging library and incorporate Student Services functions into one location.
3204 STEM Center $25,100,000 $0
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 $20,700,000 $0
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.
3206 Future Projects $5,000,000 $0
Student Services, Coyote Valley - Modular Building, Kinesiology and Athletic Fields, Art Building/Swing Space, Student Center Remodel and Administrative Services.
Gavilan College Total: $139,800,000 $360,053
District and District Wide Projects
3207 IT Infrastructure $5,900,000 $239,999
District-wide technology data center improvements and disaster recovery expansion, area network connections and hardware, audio-visual modernization, computer replacements, upgrades of local area cabling, replacement of phone system and network infrastructure modernization.
3995 Debt Service and Project Completion Costs $18,400,000 $12,097,693
Pay down debt service and project completion costs.
3999 Program Management, Planning and Support $10,000,000 $1,893,689
Cost of issuance, legal, management, program planning and assessments.
District Wide Projects Total: $34,300,000 $14,231,381
Program Contingency and Unallocated Interest Earnings
3997 Program Contingency $7,360,269 $0
District Wide Program Contingency for various issues that may be a result of higher construction costs, new projects, etc.
3998 Catastrophic Contingency $7,000,000 $0
3% of Measure X initial project list budget.
Unallocated Interest Earnings $278,762 $0
Program Contingency and Unallocated Interest Earnings Total: $14,639,031 $0
Measure X Grand Total: $248,639,031 $15,468,076

About Measure X


"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!

Read the full ballot language