Long Beach City College Seeking New Members for Citizens Oversight Committee
The deadline to apply for Senior Citizen and At-Large positions is Oct. 13, 2022
The Long Beach Community College District is currently accepting applications for one Senior Citizen’s Organization representative and a Community-at-Large representative to serve on the Citizens’ Oversight Committee.
Applicants for the Senior Citizen spot must be a member of any current and active organization that advocates for senior citizens that is active within the District boundaries.
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. Desirable, but not mandatory, qualifications include knowledge and/or expertise in one or more of the following areas: (1) public finance and budgeting matters; (2) large scale construction operations utilizing public guidelines; (3) project management; or (4) Long Beach City College and the local community.
The LBCCD Board of Trustees will be asked to approve the new member at its Nov. 9, 2022 meeting. The term of service for the new appointees is Jan. 30, 2023 through June 30, 2024. 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. 30, 2023.
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. Committee members review expenditure reports to ensure that (a) Bond proceeds are expended only for the purposes set forth in the respective ballot measure; and (b) no Bond proceeds are used for any teacher or administrative salaries or other operating expenses of the District.
The COC also receives and reviews the annual performance and financial audits conducted for Measures E and LB. Committee members are expected to attend regularly scheduled meetings typically held in January and August, and approve the annual report describing the progress made on Measures E and LB along with the activities conducted by the Committee. The annual report is provided to the Board of Trustees and the community.
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