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Santa Monica College Seeks Applicants for Bond Committee

Santa Monica Real Estate Company, Roque and Mark
By Lookout Staff

May 10, 2013 -- Santa Monica College is seeking applicants for the Citizens Bond Oversight Committee that oversees the implementation of three bond measures that are funding capital improvement projects at the college.

The vacancies are specifically for representatives of the local business communities of Santa Monica and Malibu, although applications for additional members are encouraged.

Pursuant to state laws, the committee was established in 2002 after Santa Monica and Malibu voters approved Bond Measure U, a $160 million bond. Voters subsequently approved Measure S, a $135 million bond in 2004, and Measure AA, a $295 million bond that won by a landslide in 2008.

Under Prop AA, the average Santa Monica and Malibu renter pays $1.12 a month and the average homeowner $7.34 a month to fund modernization projects on the half-century-old main campus and its satellite facilities.

The latest bond measure has bankrolled new state-of-the-art math and science buildings on the main campus, a new media and technology complex, a job training building on two of SMC’s satellite campuses and improvements to the main campus' Pico Boulevard entrance.

The bond also will fund the replacement of 64-year-old Corsair Stadium and is funding ongoing efforts to make the college more sustainable.

To qualify, an applicant must be at least 18 years old, must not be a college employee or official and must not be a vendor, contractor or consultant to the college.

The SMC Board of Trustees will review all applications and make the final appointments. Applications are available by calling (310) 434-4402 or by going to

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