LBCC Oversight Committee Seeking New Member
Application Period Extended through Sept. 30
The application period to apply to become a member of the Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) Citizens’ Oversight Committee (COC) has been extended through Thurs., Sept. 30.
The COC, which oversees District bond projects, is seeking a resident within the LBCCD district boundaries who is involved in an organization that advocates for taxpayers.
“The COC is currently looking for a community member to represent a Bona-Fide Tax Payers’ Association,” said LBCCD Interim Superintendent-President Dr. Mike Muñoz. “This could be someone who is in a neighborhood association, or city commission or any other city-sponsored group that is active within the cities that Long Beach City College serves. It’s actually a very interesting and rewarding position because you can see first-hand all of the work that is happening at LBCC.”
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and reside within the LBCCD boundary, which includes the cities of Avalon, Lakewood, Long Beach, and Signal Hill. Applicants also need to be current members of a Bona-Fide Taxpayers’ Association, which is any current and active organization that advocates for taxpayers. This would include any community or neighborhood association, business improvement district, city commission, or any other city-sponsored group that is active within the District boundaries.
The LBCCD Board of Trustees will be asked to approve the new member at its Nov. 17 meeting. The term of service for the new appointee is Nov. 18, 2021, through June 30, 2023. The COC has two mandatory meetings each year and may schedule others as needed. The next COC meeting date after the appointment will be Jan. 31, 2022.
The COC oversees both Measure E, a $440 million bond measure approved by the voters in 2008, and Measure LB, an $850 million bond measure approved by the voters in 2016. Funds are used exclusively for the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or replacement of LBCCD facilities, or the acquisition or lease of real property for use by the District.
Complete information about the bond measures, the COC, and the application form can be found online at the Citizen’s Oversight Committee webpage. Community members can call (562) 938-4540 with questions.
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