Citizens' Oversight Committee Minutes
LOS ANGELES HARBOR COLLEGE
CITIZEN’S OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
March 6, 2007
President’s Conference Room
Attending: Dr. L. Spink, P. Zurbrugg, L. Nelms, G. Mooney
Guests: M. Bishop
Absent: J. Sturm, J. Valle, S. Day, J. Naranjo
Adequate numbers were not present for a quorum.
Meeting called to order at 5:10.
I. Public Comment Time
No public in attendance.
II. Review of Minutes of 9/28/06
Unable to accept minutes.
Discussion centered on the consistent inability to meet a quorum, the lack of community members, possible different categories for memberships.
III. /IV Update on Construction, Budget/Financials Review
M. Bishop distributed and discussed:
Proposition AA Master Plan
Mike provided the construction and renovation projects update; discussion included: the steel for the NorthEast Academic delivered yesterday and will be erected this week; the foundations are already in. The steel for the Student Services building is up. The Tech Building has broken ground. The light poles for the athletic fields should go up on 3/20. The Loop Road is open. The M & O building is 50/55% done. The CDC should be out of DSA late spring; we anticipate breaking ground in the fall. PE and Wellness Center should break ground sometime in fall. Discussion included: the possibility of another bond next February (2008), which will fund those buildings where we are expected to be short on budget, as well as a conference center, re-do parking lots and build parking structure, etc.; the difficulty of digging foundations with inadequate plans for in-ground lines; water feature for the Fine Arts courtyard. There is currently 100 million dollars in construction underway on campus; the Physical Sciences Building is the last to be undertaken under Prop A/AA.
V. Report from District Oversight Committee (P. Zurbrugg):
L. Eisenberg discussed energy strategies such as solar panels; the goal is to become 100% self-sufficient. Also discussed was the 770 building project. Compared to the other district colleges, LAHC comes out the best in terms of growth and the most positive change.
VI. Items from the Floor
The Parks & Rec clean-up of Machado Lake and the surrounding area was discussed.
The meeting was adjourned at 610 PM