Solano College board to discuss bond oversight

By From page A3 | February 19, 2013

FAIRFIELD — Solano Community College staff recommends giving the job of overseeing Measure Q to the group that has been keeping an eye on how Measure G money has been spent since 2002.

The district’s board of trustees will hear the issue when it meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Vacaville campus at 2001 N. Village Parkway.

Solano College is in the beginning stages of planning for Measure Q, a $348 million bond passed by voters in November to construct new buildings on three campuses while adding new programs.

One of those early steps is to create a committee that will oversee the collection and spending of the tax revenue. Rather than recruit a new group, staff recommends using a group that has been doing that job for the past decade on the college’s last bond.

The committee, consisting of a minimum of seven people, is an advisory group that reports to the board of trustees, which has the final say on how Measure Q money is spent.

Measure G was a $124.5 million bond, which the college is still spending down.

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Danny Bernardini

Danny Bernardini

Danny is a newspaper man born and raised in Vacaville. He attended Chico State University and has written for the Enterprise Record and the Reporter. Covers the City of Fairfield, education and crime. A's, Warriors and Saints fan. Listener of vinyl, frequent visitor to the East Bay. Registered "decline to state" voter. Loves a good steak.

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