Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee
Citizens are being recruited to serve on the Measure PCC Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC).
By code, the CBOC must include one person from each of the following groups:
- Local community organization
- Local business
- Senior citizens' organization
- Taxpayers' organization
- A PCC student
|Soo Kim Choi||Business community|
|Bill Opel||Senior citizens’ organization - Chairperson|
|Kevin Strotz||Bona fide taxpayers’ organization|
|Tony Vong||PCC students|
|Justin Tsui||College support organizations|
|Brent Kuszyk||Trustee Area #1 (Sandra Chen Lau)|
|Robyn Navarro||Trustee Area #2 (James A. Osterling)|
|Brandon D. Lamar||Trustee Area #3 (Steve Gibson)|
|Allen Hubsch||Trustee Area #4 (Tammy Silver)|
|Lawrence Abelson||Trustee Area #5 (Kristine Kwong)|
|Ron Esquivel||Trustee Area #6 (John Martin)|
|Mary Ann Laun||Trustee Area #7 (Alton Wang)|
About Measure PCC
In November 2022, voters in the Pasadena Area Community College District approved Measure PCC, a $565 million general obligation bond measure, to prepare local students for four-year colleges and to train local residents for high-skilled jobs by:
- Repairing or replacing leaky roofs, old rusty plumbing and faulty electrical systems
- Keeping computer systems and instructional technology up-to-date
- Upgrading classrooms, labs and career training facilities for science, technology, engineering, math and computer science
- Improving access for students and veterans with disabilities
- Repairing or replacing outdated electrical, water and irrigation systems to improve energy efficiency and water conservation
- Establishing permanent satellite campuses in areas around the region
- Removing hazardous materials like asbestos and lead pipes from older buildings
- Retrofitting older buildings to make them earthquake safe
Facilities improvements to be funded by Measure PCC were identified following more than six years of work by PCC faculty, staff, students, independent facilities professionals, and community residents. The result of their work is a comprehensive Facilities Master Plan.
The Facilities Master Plan provides a road map to achieve high quality instructional facilities required to accommodate future academic and enrollment needs of our communities.
Laws governing passage of Measure PCC require strict accountability for the spending of funds received as a result of voter-approved bonds. These include annual independent audits and public oversight. An independent Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee, comprised of local citizens, homeowners, and taxpayers, among others, is responsible for monitoring expenditure of all Measure PCC funds and to keep the public informed of the progress of Measure PCC.
This website will provide the public with information about the status of the bond funding and the work of the Measure PCC Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee.