Q. Who do I contact if I have a question concerning a LBCCD construction project?
A. You can also email your question to MeasureE@lbcc.edu or contact the Measure E Hotline at (562) 938-5070. You will receive a reply within 72 hours.
For safety issues concerning a project currently in construction, contact the Bond Management Office at (562) 938-5061.
An annual Construction Update Newsletter is issued and mailed to the residents of the District. The newsletters are also posted on this website.
Q. What is the Bond Management Team (BMT) and what is their role?
A. The Bond Management Team (BMT) is made up of program and construction management professionals from the Cordoba Corporation and their sub consultants. They manage the projects for the college by participating in budget and program development; administer the procurement of design and construction to execute the plans of the Measure E Bond program and other State funding projects.
Q. What was Measure E?
A. The first Measure E was a $176 million bond issue that voters overwhelmingly passed March 5, 2002. The second Measure E was a $440 million bond issue that over 73% of the voters approved on February 5, 2008. Both bond measures fund new construction, renovation and repairs at the Pacific Coast Campus and the Liberal Arts Campus.
Q. Can the bond money from Measure E be used for District employee salaries?
A. No, by law proceeds from the bond can only be used for construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or replacement of college facilities, including the furnishings and equipping of college facilities, or lease of real property for college facilities, and not for teacher or administrator salaries and/or other operating expenses.
Q. What is the Citizens' Oversight Committee and what do they do?
A. The Citizens' Oversight Committee is an all-volunteer group whose mission is to oversee the expenditure of money for the construction, repair, and modernization by LBCCD and to communicate its findings to the Board and the public so that bond funds are utilized as the voters intended and that projects are completed wisely and efficiently.
Q. How are members selected for the Citizens' Oversight Committee?
A. The Citizens' Oversight Committee consists of a minimum of seven (7) members appointed by the Board of Trustees. A member from each of the following is represented on the committee:
- One (1) student enrolled and active in a community college support group.
- One (1) member active in the local business community.
- One (1) member active in a senior citizen's organization.
- One (1) member active in a bona-fide taxpayers association.
- One (1) member active in a support organization for the college.
- Two (2) members of the community at large appointed by the Board.
Interested candidates must be at least 18 years of age and reside within LBCCD's geographic boundary. The candidate may not be an employee, an official of the District, or any vendor, contractor or consultant of the District. Each member serves a term of three (3) years beginning July 1 and no member may serve more than two consecutive terms.
Q. When and where does the Citizens' Oversight Committee meet?
A. The meetings are open to the public and held quarterly in Building T on the Liberal Arts Campus. Click on this link for a schedule of their meetings.
Q. When and how many of the bonds were sold?
A. The bonds from the 2002 Measure E were sold in several series over time as follows:
- Series A was sold in May 2003 for $40 million
- Series B was sold in November 2005 for $65 million
- Series C refunded a portion of Series A in November 2005 and garnered $5.6 million
- Series D was sold in November 2007 for $70,999,987
Q. What are the projects being funded with the proceeds from the bond?
A. The Infrastructure Master Plan, Environmental Clearances, Master Plan, and Design Technical Standards are all District Wide projects that have been addressed and completed. On the Pacific Coast Campus, the projects that have been completed include: the Lighting Upgrade of Buildings MM (Construction Trades) & NN (Horticulture), the Child Development Center, the Automotive & Aviation Complex (Tech 2), the Utility Infrastructure, the Industrial Technology Center (Tech 1), the Library/Learning Resource Center,and the Central Plant. On the Liberal Arts Campus, the projects that have been completed include: the Large Gym Facade & Renovations, the Small Gym Renovations, the Language Arts Building Renovation, the District Facilities & Warehouse Complex, the Utility Infrastructure, the South Quad Complex, the Library/Learning Resource Center, the Central Plant and Building I Bookstore. Projects Underway include: the PCC Multidisciplinary Building Complex (Phase 1), the PCC Building CC Fitness Center, and the LAC Building A Student Services Building.
Q. What is a Master Plan and has it been completed?
A. A Master Plan is a comprehensive, long-term outline of capital projects required to meet the current and future needs of the District. The 2020 Unified Master Plan for LBCCD was completed by the firm Cambridge West and adopted by the Board in August 2007.
Q. How do I find out if a particular building on campus is being considered for renovation?
A. View the Master Plan & Overall Construction Phasing link.