LBCC Seeking New Committee Members
Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) Citizens’ Oversight Committee (COC) is now accepting applications from community members for the Community-at-Large position. In addition, the COC continues to search for a resident who can fill in as the representative of a Bona-Fide Taxpayers’ Association. The application period to apply to become a member of the COC will run through Thurs., Nov. 4, 2021.
“We are looking for both an at-large community member and for someone who could be 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. They are actually very interesting and rewarding positions because you can see first-hand all of the work that is happening at LBCC,” said LBCCD Interim Superintendent-President Dr. Mike Muñoz.
Citizens’ Oversight Committee 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 who are applying to be the representative of a Bona-Fide Taxpayers’ Association must be a member of 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 members at its Nov. 17 meeting. The term of service for the new appointees 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 https://www.lbcc.edu/citizens-oversight-committee. Community members can call (562) 938-4540 with questions.
About Long Beach City College
Long Beach City College consists of two campuses with an enrollment of over 25,000 students each semester and serves the cities of Long Beach, Lakewood, Signal Hill, and Avalon. LBCC promotes equitable student learning and achievement, academic excellence, and workforce development by delivering high quality educational programs and support services to our diverse communities. Visit www.LBCC.edu for more information about Long Beach City College.
LBCC Associate Director
Communications & Community Engagement