The Santa Monica Community College District board of trustees has appointed four new members and reappointed another to the district’s Citizen’s Bond Oversight Committee.
The ten-member committee oversees the implementation of Measures U and S, the 2002 and 2004 bond measures that are funding capital improvement projects at the district.
Appointed to two-year terms were:
– Belinda Phillips of Santa Monica’s Pico neighborhood is also a Santa Monica College student, former board of trustees student member and the current director of financial support for Associated Students.
– Sylvia Rose of Santa Monica is a volunteer tutor who has been an active supporter of Santa Monica College.
– Lorraine Sanchez of Santa Monica’s Sunset Park neighborhood is a healthcare administrator.
– Ralph Erickson of Malibu is a retired judge.
The college district encompasses the cities of Santa Monica and Malibu.
Clarence Chapman, a retired UCLA administrator, was reappointed to a two-year term.
The oversight committee was established in spring 2002, as required by state law, to oversee the implementation of Measure U, the $160-million bond passed by 70 percent of voters in Santa Monica and Malibu.
The committee’s responsibility was expanded to include oversight of Measure S, which was passed in November 2004.
The bond measures are funding a wide range of projects including replacement buildings, seismic retrofitting, safety and technology upgrades and other construction.