LBCCD Seeks New Citizens’ Oversight Committee Member
The Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) Citizens’ Oversight Committee (COC), which oversees District bond projects, is seeking a new member to represent a Bona-Fide Taxpayers’ Association. Applications are being accepted now through July 8.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and reside within the LBCCD boundary, which includes the cities of Long Beach, Signal Hill, Lakewood, and Avalon. 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 July meeting. The term of service for the new appointee is retroactive to July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2021. The COC has two mandatory meetings each year and may schedule others as needed. The next COC meeting date is Monday, August 12, 2019.
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, including inquiries if your group qualifies as a bonafide taxpayers’ association.
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Long Beach City College consists of two campuses with an enrollment of more than 25,000 students each semester. The education program’s primary purpose is to prepare students for transfer to baccalaureate-granting institutions, entry into work or career development, and to support businesses in economic development. Long Beach City College serves the cities of Long Beach, Lakewood, Signal Hill and Avalon. Long Beach City College promotes equitable student learning and achievement, academic excellence, and workforce development by delivering high-quality educational programs and support services to our diverse communities.