Santa Monica College is accepting applications for fill three volunteer positions on its Citizens Bond Oversight committee, which oversees the use of funds raised by bonds passed by Santa Monicans to improve the college.
Those chosen will oversee funds from Measure U, a $160 million bond passed in 2002, Measure S, a $135 million bond passed in 2004 and Measure AA, a $295 million bond passed in 2008.
The committee ensures that bond money is being spent on construction and infrastructure projects and keeps track of project progress and bond sales.
Two of the vacancies are reserved for representatives of the business community and one is for an SMC student representative, although applications for additional members will also be considered. Applications for the two-year terms are due Monday, June 12.
The bond measures have made huge improvements to the SMC campus, said Bruce Smith, public information officer for SMC.
“The three bonds together have transformed SMC incredibly,” Smith said. “It’s been used for everything from a new theater arts building, a performing arts center, a new quad that opened last fall and a new AstroTurf covered field. It’s been millions of dollars of incredible improvements.”
Most of the money from Measure U has been spent, as has much of Measure F.