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$490M Measure C Bond Oversight Committee Needs Volunteers

The committee reviews Measure C expenditures.

Foothill College has benefitted greatly from Measure C funding. (Photo: Patch Archive)
Foothill College has benefitted greatly from Measure C funding. (Photo: Patch Archive)

Submitted by Becky Martindale, Foothill-De Anza Community College District

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is seeking district residents to serve on its Measure C Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee. Volunteers are needed to fill two-year terms in the following four categories: 

• At-large representative
• Taxpayer association representative
• Business organization representative
• Foothill-De Anza auxiliary (support) organization representative 
The seven-member committee reviews expenditures associated with the $490.8 million bond measure approved by district voters in 2006 and reports annually to the public and the district’s Board of Trustees on the Measure C bond program.

The committee meets quarterly. New members would be seated in January 2014. Additional information about the committee, including its bylaws, can be found online.   

Applicants must reside within the district’s boundaries, which include the cities of Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Sunnyvale and parts of San Jose, Santa Clara and Saratoga. District employees, contractors, consultants or vendors may not apply.  

The application deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15.  Applicants should submit a resume that includes their home address and a cover letter explaining their qualifications and which of the four categories they would represent tochancellor@fhda.edu or call (650) 949-6100 for more information. 

“I have enjoyed serving on the committee because I have had the opportunity to work with interesting and intelligent people, both fellow committee members and staff members of the colleges,” said committee Chairman Dudley G. Andersen. “I’ve been able to represent the community by providing oversight and feedback on the use of bond funds to create facilities that bring the colleges continuing recognition as leaders in community education and also offer exceptional learning environments for students.”

Members who will be leaving the committee at the end of the year include Andersen, an at-large representative; Robert Lancefield, taxpayer association representative; David Bergman, business organization representative; and Anita Manwani Bhagat, auxiliary organization representative.

Continuing on the committee are William Dietz, senior citizens’ organization representative; Susan Silver, at-large representative; and Etienne Bowie, student representative.

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