December 10, 2015
Joan Galvan, Public Information Officer
(805) 965-0581 ext. 2307
SBCC Measure V Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee Names New Officers
Community members Jack Ostrander and Michael Just recentlywere elected chair and co-chair, respectively of the Santa Barbara City College Measure V Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee. Funds from Measure V, a $77.2 million construction improvement bond issue passed by the voters on June 3, 2008, have helped the college do needed renovation of aging buildings and upgrading its infrastructure.
The purpose of the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee is to ensure that bond expenditures are properly made for projects consistent with those identified in the bond measure. Members represent different constituent groups based on requirements in the California Education Code. In addition to Mr. Ostranderand Mr. Just, other members include Dr. David Doner, Jr., Luis Esparza, Bernice James, and Tobe Plough.
The college will use the last $19.6 million of the Measure V bond toward the construction of the new West Campus Classroom & Office Building. Total project costs are estimated at $22.2 million, and the remaining $2.6 million will be covered by college funds.
Groundbreaking was held December 2 on the new 30,000 square-foot building which will house approximately 23 new state-of- the-art classrooms and is being built to LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) standards. The estimated completion date is January 2018.
Michael Just (left) and Jack Ostrander have been elected 2016 officers for SBCC’s
Measure V Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee.
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