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League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
Gavilan College Job Training, Overcrowding, Repair/Safety Measure
Gavilan Joint Community College District
Bond Measure - 55% Approval Required
11,217 / 56.75% Yes votes ...... 8,550 / 43.25% No votes
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|Results as of March 26 4:29pm, 100.00%% of Precincts Reporting (83/83)|
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Gavilan College Job Training, Overcrowding, Repair/Safety Measure: To prepare students for jobs/four-year colleges, accommodate increasing enrollment and upgrade Gavilan College campuses in Gilroy, San Benito and the Morgan Hill area by: · Improving fire safety and security; · Upgrading plumbing/sewer systems; · Upgrading wiring for computer technology; · Repairing, acquiring, constructing, equipping classrooms, buildings, libraries and sites shall Gavilan Joint Community College District issue $108,000,000 in bonds at legal rates with citizen oversight, guaranteed annual audits, no money for administrators' salaries?"
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Gavilan College Job Training, Overcrowding, Repair/Safety Measure: To prepare students for jobs/four-year colleges, accommodate increasing enrollment and upgrade Gavilan College campuses in Gilroy, San Benito County and the Greater Morgan Hill area by:
The Board of Trustees of the Gavilan Joint Community College District evaluated the District's urgent and critical facility needs, including safety issues, enrollment growth, energy efficiency and information and computer technology, in developing the scope of projects to be funded, as outlined in the Gavilan College Facilities Master Plan, dated January 9, 2001, updated on November 11, 2003, incorporated herein, and as shall be further amended from time to time. In developing the scope of projects, the faculty, staff and students have prioitized the key health and safety needs so that the most urgent and basic repairs that will make Gavilan College operational and safe for learning are included. The Board conducted independent facilities evaluations and received public input and review in developing the scope of college facility projects to be funded, as listed in the Facilities Master Plan which was unanimously approved by the Board of Trustees. This input of faculty, community and business leaders concluded that it would be less expensive to upgrade and repair aging community college buildings and classrooms now, than in the future. In preparing the Facilities Master Plan, the Board of Trustees made three critical determinations:
The Facilities Master Plan is on file at the District's Office of the Superintendent/President, and includes the following projects:
GAVILAN COLLEGE - GILROY CAMPUS
GAVILAN COLLEGE - SAN BENITO CAMPUS
GAVILAN COLLEGE - GREATER MORGAN HILL AREA CAMPUS
Listed repairs, rehabilitation projects and upgrades will be completed as needed. Each project is assumed to include its share of equipment, architectural, engineering, and similar planning costs, construction management, and a customary contingency for unforeseen design and contruction costs. The allocation of bond proceeds will be affected by the District's receipt of State matching funds and the final costs of each project. The budget for each project is an estimate and may be affected by factors beyond the District's control. The final cost of each project will be determined as plans are finalized, construction bids are awarded, and projects are completed.
The bond program is designed to provide facilities which will serve current and expected enrollment. In the event of an unexpected slowdown in development or enrollment of students at Gavilan College, or its several outreach centers, certain of the projects described above will be delayed or may not be completed. In such case, bond money will be spent on only the most essential of the projects listed above. The District will work with the Citizens' Oversight Committee on prioritizing those projects in the event factors beyond the District's control require that project be reconsidered.
FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY. THE EXPENDITURE OF BOND MONEY ON THESE PROJECTS ARE SUBJECT TO STRINGENT FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY REQUIREMENTS. PERFORMANCE AND FINANCIAL AUDITS WILL BE PERFORMED ANNUALLY, AND ALL BOND EXPENDITURES WILL BE MONITORED BY AN INDEPENDENT CITIZENS' OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE TO ENSURE THAT FUNDS ARE SPENT AS PROMISED AND SPECIFIED. THE CITIZENS' OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE MUST INCLUDE, AMONG OTHERS, REPRESENTATION OF A BONA FIDE TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION, A BUSINESS ORGANIZATION AND A SENIOR CITIZENS ORGANIZATION. NO DISTRICT EMPLOYEES OR VENDORS ARE ALLOWED TO SERVE ON THE CITIZENS' OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.
NO ADMINISTRATOR SALARIES. PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF THE BONDS AUTHORIZED BY THIS PROPOSITION SHALL BE USED ONLY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION, RECONSTRUCTION, REHABILITATION, OR REPLACEMENT OF COLLEGE FACILITIES, INCLUDING THE FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING OF COLLEGE FACILITIES, AND NOT FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSE, INCLUDING TEACHER AND ADMINISTRATOR SALARIES AND OTHER OPERATING EXPENSES. BY LAW, ALL FUNDS CAN ONLY BE SPENT ON REPAIR AND IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS.