Citizens' Oversight Committee Minutes
LOS ANGELES HARBOR COLLEGE
CITIZEN’S OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
November 1, 2010
President’s Conference Room
Attending: Co-chairs: M. Martinez, Dr. L. Nelms
N. Carson, A. Tomlinson, J. Naranjo, J. Valle, G. Mooney
o Resources: T. Johns
Meeting called to order at 4:48pm by M. Martinez, Chair.
Agenda accepted by consensus.
I. Public Comment Time
II. Review of Minutes of 6/1/10
Minutes of 6/1/10 approved by consensus with M. Martinez abstaining.
III. Bond Measure Update (T. Johns)
T. Johns distributed and discussed the Project Financial Report and the Harbor College Construction Sequence. T. Johns also presented a PowerPoint presentation of the Construction Projects. Discussed ensued.
1. Completed Projects:
a. Athletic Fields
b. Central Plant
c. Child Development Center
o 100 students are currently enrolled.
d. Facilities Maintenance & Operations
e. Infrastructure Phase I
f. Loop Road
g. Northeast Academic Hall
h. Nurses Training Facility
i. Photovoltaic and Parking Lot
o Of the two megawatt capacity, one is in service with one waiting for DWP to upgrade substation
o Projected savings is $287,000 with one megawatt in operation
o The PV system not saves the environment, but save the College funds as well.
o A. Tomlinson commented that the parking lots are well-lit and T. Johns added that there are 18 emergency call boxes and that students like the shade.
o Maintenance is by Chevron but owned by investors.
i. PE/Wellness Center
o M. Martinez remarked that Harbor College hosted the ITEP Career Fair in the Gym with an attendance of 600, effectively using it as a conference center.
o In order for the Public to use the wellness center, one must enroll in a PE course.
j. Student Services Administration
k. Technology Building
2. Construction Projects in Progress in 2011
a. Campus Art
b. Campus Marquee
o Is out of DSA with a target of the end of this year to go out to bid. The Marquee features a full LED display, TV studio feed, and the vertical rods will be large enough to avoid bird strikes.
c. Campus Events Office & Restrooms
o The Swap Meet will be provided four banks of restrooms which will be located at the NE corner of the baseball field
d. Enhancements (NEA/SSA & Technology)
e. General Classroom Building Renovations
f. Job Placement & Data Center
g. Library & Learning Resource Center
o 50 – 60 days behind schedule. Slowed by asbestos, lines in ground, rain
h. SAILS (Student Union, Astronomy, Infrastructure, Landscaping & Security)
i. Science Complex
j. Softball Field
k. TV Studio
l. Theatre Drama/Fine Arts & Quad Renovations
m. West Parking Structure
IV. District Oversight Committee Report (N. Carson)
N. Carson presented the District Oversight Committee Report which used the 08-09 figures. N. Carson remarked that the Van de Kamp Coalition is continuing their suits and that the District Oversight Committee has enacted strict rules on how much time they are to be allotted to speak in their meetings. The Van de Kamp building was also discussed.
V. Items from the floor
M. Martinez discussed a District meeting on the bond and West Los Angeles College (WLAC)’s bond situation.
T. Johns commented that all currently planned projects should be finished and funds identified before starting new projects.
M. Martinez reiterated that all new projects cost money and that Harbor College will not entertain new projects until we are finished with our current projects. If we have a balance at the end, then the campus could come together to discuss new projects.
M. Martinez asked the Committee how many times they wanted to meet and the Committee agreed to meet on a quarterly basis.
VI. Schedule Next Meeting
The next Oversight Committee meeting will be held on Monday February 7, 2011 at 4:30pm in SSA 214.
Meeting adjourned at 6:07pm.