Foothill-De Anza Community College District

To: The Board of Trustees and Residents of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District

The Measure C Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee is pleased to present its annual report on the progress of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District’s $490.8 million general obligation bond initiative for the 2017-18 fiscal year.

The principal duties of the committee include informing the public about the expenditure of Measure C bond proceeds; ensuring that the district spends bond money only for the purposes set forth in Measure C; and producing an annual report of the committee’s proceedings and activities, including a compliance statement. The Board of Trustees’ responsibilities include overseeing the bond program, prioritizing projects, and monitoring progress and spending on individual projects.

In 2017-18, the district completed several important projects. At De Anza these included the completion of the Flint parking structure seismic upgrades in time for the start of the fall quarter, a Campus Center re-roofing project, and a wayfinding project that added new signage and information kiosks on the campus. In addition, at De Anza the district completed the initial phase of an exterior lighting improvement project, began work on the lighting project’s second and third phases, and finished resurfacing and restriping of parking lot D. At Foothill College, the district completed the roof replacement for Building 2500 and began design work on roof and HVAC system replacements for Building 1500 as well as replacement of the college’s irrigation pump system. Design work continued on an HVAC upgrade for the data room in Building 1900 at Foothill.

A new building that will house the district’s new administrative offices and board room was under construction and progressing slowly in 2017-18. The contractor for this project has experienced difficulties maintaining the project schedule. The district has met with the contractor on several occasions to discuss the delays and offer assistance to move the project forward as efficiently as possible. Currently the project completion date is February 2019.

Funding provided by our community through Measure C is an indispensable investment in supporting student success. Maintaining Foothill and De Anza colleges and the Sunnyvale Center as valuable community resources ensures that the district can continue providing community members with quality education and training and retraining opportunities that lead to higher paid, higher skilled jobs while meeting regional workforce needs.

The Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee met quarterly to review Measure C activities. At these meetings district and program management staff provided the committee with written and oral reports and presentations, including:

Based on its review, the committee has concluded that the district has complied with the requirements of Article XIIIA, Section 1(b)(3) of the California Constitution.

Very truly yours,

Ellen Saliba
Committee Chair