Michael Turnipseed, Conference Chairman
• Keynote Speaker: Bill Lockyer, California State Treasurer
• Joan Buchanan, California Assembly Member
Communication and Responsible Expenditures:
The Keys to Maintaining Public Trust in School Bond Programs
In 2013 CaLBOC celebrates five years of fulfilling its twin purposes of providing support to local bond oversight committee members through training, while also advocating for them at the legislature on items of common interest. This year’s conference delivers multiple perspectives on some of the most contentious issues currently affecting school bond construction programs.
Capital Appreciation Bonds (CABs) have been a hot topic since national news reports on the Poway School District broke in 2012. Joel Thurtell, a former reporter for the Detroit Free Press, provides background on how the story evolved. Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan (D-San Ramon) will discuss AB-182, the bill currently working its way through the legislature that seeks to deal with this issue. Finally, State Treasurer Bill Lockyer will discuss efforts his office has undertaken to control this issue until legislation arrives.
From the standpoint of how things look for a School District we have two long time District executives with Santa Ana Unified. Santa Ana is one of the 50 largest school districts in the country, and 6th largest in California. Michael Bishop recently retired after 16 years with the District as CBO, while Joe Dixon is the Assistant Superintendent, Facilities & Governmental Relations for SAUSD. In addition, Joe is also the current Chair of the Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH), the largest lobbying/advocacy group for the school facilities industry in the state.
Rounding out the event will be a discussion with Attorney Kevin Carlin on the use of the lease/lease-back school construction method. This approach has been both lauded for its ability to provide districts with a streamlined development process by some while it has been vilified as a way to avoid competitive bidding by others.
CaLBOC Conference 2013: Transparency and dialog in action
A Special "Thank You!" from CaLBOC to Senator Jean Fuller
Kern County Taxpayer Association
Senator Jean Fuller
Contra Costa Community College District
Government Financial Strategies Group
Pleasant Hill Taxpayers Association
Rockwood Community Event Planning
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The Mission of CaLBOC is to promote school district accountability by improving the training and resources available to California's Prop 39 school bond oversight committees, educating the state legislature, local school boards, and the public about the oversight and reporting power these Citizens' Bond Oversight Committees (CBOCs) have, and to advocate on a state level, where appropriate, on issues of common concern to all CBOCs.
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