Measure E

​Measure E Citizens' Oversight Committee
Application Process


Background

In 2002, voters approved Measure E, a $337 million general obligation bond to renovate existing campus buildings and construct new classrooms to alleviate over-crowding and expand the educational and training programs at Santa Ana College, Santiago Canyon College, the regional education centers and the district operations center of the Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD). The Board of Trustees must select candidates to serve on the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee to oversee the application of bond funds.

Representatives

The Citizens’ Oversight Committee must consist of:

  • A Santa Ana College student enrolled and active in a community college support group, such as student government
  • A member active in a business organization representing the business community located in the district
  • A member active in a senior citizens’ organization
  • A member active in a bona-fide taxpayers association
  • A member active in a support organization for Santa Ana College, such as the foundation
  • Six members of the community at-large

Qualifications & Term

Committee members must be at least 18 years of age and may not be an employee or official of the district nor a vendor, contractor or consultant of the RSCCD. All committee members serve in an uncompensated capacity for terms of two years and not exceeding three consecutive terms. The committee shall consist of members from the following areas: students enrolled and active in a community college support group or student government; a member active in a business organization representing the business community located within the district; a member active in a senior citizens’ organization; a member active in a bona-fide taxpayers association; a member active in a support organization for the colleges such as a foundation and members of the community at-large representing both Santa Ana College and Santiago Canyon College.

Responsibilities

Committee members are asked to attend three meetings a year. Meetings last approximately one hour and are held at the District Operations Center or on the campus of Santa Ana College or Santiago Canyon College. Meeting attendance is important, as no official business can be conducted without a quorum. The bylaws state that failure to attend two consecutive meetings may result in removal from the committee by the Board of Trustees.

Application Process

Any person interested in being appointed to the Measure Q Citizens’ Oversight Committee is asked to submit a completed application form and a letter of interest which includes a summary of qualifications and explanation of their interest in serving on the committee.  Applications will be accepted until all committee positions are filled.

All application forms and letters are to be submitted to:

Raúl Rodríguez, Ph.D.
Chancellor
Rancho Santiago Community College District
2323 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92706

Download Citizens' Oversight Committee Application

Appointment Process

RSCCD will identify appointees to the Citizens’ Oversight Committee using the following process:

  • Applications will be received until all committee positions are filled.
  • The Chancellor will review applications to assure adherence to qualification and representation and make recommendations to the Board of Trustees.
  • At a regularly scheduled public board meeting, the Board of Trustees will approve committee appointments.

Inquiries

Inquiries regarding the Citizens’ Oversight Committee application and appointment process should be directed to:

Peter J. Hardash
Vice Chancellor, Business Operations/Fiscal Services
Rancho Santiago Community College District
2323 N. Broadway, Suite 404
Santa Ana, California 92706
(714) 480-7340
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