Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee Seeks to Fill Four Vacancies

firefighters raising the American flag in front of the new Public Safety Training Center
Members of the San Diego Fire Department Honor Guard raise the flag at the new Public Safety Training Center as part of the ribbon cutting ceremony and 9/11 commemoration held in September.

Southwestern College is seeking applications for four vacancies on the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee—three community openings and a student opening.

The deadline to apply is Friday, Oct. 29.

Members of the committee are responsible for informing the public and the college’s Governing Board about the expenditure of bond proceeds for Propositions R and Z, review expenditures to ensure they are in alignment with voter-approved projects and providing an annual report summarizing the committee’s proceedings and activities.

The vacancies available are:

  • Two At-Large Community Members (2-year term)
  • One Taxpayer Organization Member (2-year term)
  • Student representative (1-year term)

The current Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee meets quarterly, with occasional interim meetings to discuss certain topics or make site visits.

Interested individuals are asked to fill out the committee’s application—available at All applications must be emailed no later than 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 29. They must be emailed to Carmen Cortez in the office of Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Business & Financial Affairs,

All applications will be reviewed by college staff for a recommendation to the college superintendent/president. Applicants may also be asked to conduct an interview as part of the process. Final approval will be made by the Southwestern College Governing Board at the Nov. 9 meeting.

Since 2018, Southwestern College has completed construction on more than $300 million in building projects. This year, the college opened a new $66 million Performing Arts Center on the Chula Vista campus and a $29.1 million Public Safety Training Center at the Otay Mesa center. Currently under construction is a new landscape and nursery technology complex at the Chula Vista campus.