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2014

PROPOSITIONS S AND N ANNUAL REPORT SAN DIEGO COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT CITIZENS’ OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

city College Arts & Humanities and Business & Technology buildings 190,378 SQUARE FEET OF NEW FACILITIES FOR PROGRAMS IN VISUAL ARTS, HUMANITIES, AND BUSINESS

In 1970, Joni Mitchell penned Big Yellow Taxi writing, “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.” In 2014, Proposition N funds replaced that parking lot with something better – a host of classrooms where thousands of students will learn and grow for decades to come. San Diego City College’s Arts & Humanities building, approximately 128,000 square feet of new space, houses Arts and Humanities departments, including Visual Arts, English, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Speech, and Foreign Language, as well as Honors, World Cultures, and City Works programs. The building features classrooms; a lecture hall; computer labs giving students greater access to technology; ample studio space for drawing, ceramics, sculpture, and graphics courses; and an art gallery. The building design surrounds a 100-seat black-box theater with drama classrooms and related space for faculty and support staff. Exterior usable space includes a kiln yard, a sculpture garden, and informal gathering spaces. The Business & Technology building adds 62,000 square feet of new space for the Business Department, including seven computer labs, multiple classrooms, a lecture hall, common areas, and associated support space for faculty and staff. The building provides a home for the Business Studies and Information Technology departments. Additionally, the Small Business Entrepreneurship Program provides hands-on opportunities for students to manage start-up businesses. A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR

It is my distinct pleasure to present the Citizens’ Oversight Committee (COC) 2014 Annual Report. At this point, more than 83 percent of the San Diego Community College District’s (SDCCD) $1.555 billion Propositions S and N construction bond program has been expended. Over the past dozen years these funds have enabled the District to transform the City, Mesa, and Miramar colleges and seven Continuing Education campuses. Architects, engineers, building trades workers, District staff, and contracted personnel designed, constructed, and/ or expanded academic and career training facilities, completed extensive infrastructure projects, and installed state-of-the-art technology. As mandated, the COC has reported regularly on the District’s conformity to the bond measures and the building

of facilities. In full committee and subcommittee meetings, members ask questions of District staff and project managers, evaluate the responses, reach conclusions, and recommend actions. One of the buildings completed this year was Mesa College’s Social and Behavioral Sciences building. The disciplines housed in this building assess who we are, how we arrived at the point of asking where we want to go next, and why. How will we get there? What dangers may lie ahead? These students are San Diego’s future, and when the SDCCD needs to grow again, our city will have a citizenry prepared to think about the direction and purpose of higher education. The COC also is pleased to report that for the 14th consecutive year, the

SDCCD has earned top bond ratings and clean audits. These audits confirm that all bond monies are being spent as directed in the propositions. For example, no bond monies are spent on District administrator salaries. Going into 2015, the bond program has generated nearly 10,000 prevailing wage jobs, of which we are proud. As always, our meetings are open to anyone interested in attending. Meeting details and documents are always available on the Propositions S and N website. We sincerely welcome and encourage your participation.

Evonne Seron Schulze

Learn More: Website (public.sdccdprops-n.com) • YouTube (youtube.com/SDCCDPropsSN) • Facebook (facebook.com/PropsSN) • Twitter (twitter.com/sdccdpropssn)


city college

mesa college

m classroom building

Social and Behavioral Sciences Building

A remodeled 15,000 square foot M building is the new home for the Office of Student Affairs and the Scholarship office on the top floor and Facilities operations on the lower floor. The $9.6 million renovation provides an abundance of space for the Associated Students Government and student clubs, student meeting, conference and training rooms, computer work stations and an inviting lobby area. The Office of Student Affairs implements and supports student centered programs and promotes student leadership, cultural awareness and diversity within the campus community. Facilities provides the campus with custodial, landscape, and maintenance services. This project is tracking LEED Silver.

The Social and Behavioral Sciences building, completed in September, is a three-story, 73,714-square-foot structure that houses classrooms, lab spaces, offices, and lobby and exhibit space. Study in the fields of social and behavioral sciences is poised to reach new levels of distinction with the $40.5 million facility. The new facility will feature 66,000 square feet of “smart” classrooms; Psychology, Anthropology and Geography laboratories; and Communications Studies studios. A series of courtyards opens to the future Mesa College Quad and provides natural lighting and ventilation to the interior. Additional design features include droughttolerant native landscaping and on-site storm water management. This project is tracking LEED Silver.

miramar college

Student Resource and Welcome Center

With major renovations, Miramar’s former interim library now serves as a centralized Student Resource and Welcome Center. The Center is where the college experience begins, as all campus tours for prospective students and their families originate here. The south side of the building houses Outreach and Assessment/Testing Services. Located in the heart of campus, first-time students can use the 3,400 square foot facility for assessment testing, which is vital to a student’s success. On the north side of the building, a state-of-the-art Health Services Center serves 4,000 students annually. Licensed clinicians offer the following: general health care, immunization services, and prevention activities. Four new treatment rooms include a lactation room. Students can have a variety of healthcare issues addressed without leaving campus. In 2015, Health Services plans to partner with Covered California to provide additional healthcare options. Services are free of charge, and walk-ins are welcome. This project is tracking LEED Silver.

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miramar college

Fire Technology & EMT Training Center

San Diego Miramar College opened as a training facility for San Diego’s law enforcement personnel and firefighters te ers in 1969. It has evolved into one of the fastest-growing colleges in the county, and still serves as San Diego’s primary resource for public safety training. The Fire Technology & EMT Training Center, approximately 26,000 square feet of new construction, serves as a classroom and active training center for the District’s Fire Technology and Emergency Medical Technician programs. Improved ire Technolo facilities, completed in late July, include lab support space, staging for equipment, classrooms, and offices. The outdoor training center features a drill tower. Since the 2009-2010 academic year, the Fire Technology and EMT Training programs at Miramar have granted 244 associate’s degrees – an average of 48 graduates per year. This project is tracking LEED Silver.

West City Campus Parking

continuing education

The $515,000 project addressed growing student demand after the highly popular job training Culinary Arts program was moved to the Proposition S-funded San Diego Continuing Education’s West City Campus. The new 79-space lot in Point Loma increases available parking by 65 percent, to 195 spaces. It is directly adjacent to the West City classroom building and better serves students, faculty, and staff. Sustainable features include the use of pervious concrete, which allows water to pass freely through it aiding in the filtering of storm water and managing runoff.

COMING IN 2015 CITY COLLEGE • A Building Renovation design will be sent to the Division of the State Architect in April. • D Building Roof design will be sent to the Division of the State Architect in April. • T Building design will be sent to the Division of the State Architect in April. • C Building project finishes construction; staff and faculty move in late fall. MESA COLLEGE • The Fitness Center project finishes construction in the fall. • Quad project enters design phase in the fall. • Mesa Commons project finishes construction in the fall. • A campuswide signage project begins in February and completes in December. MIRAMAR COLLEGE • Construction finishes on the Science Building Addition project in early spring. • Construction starts on the Remodel Existing Police Academy project in the spring. • Construction begins on the A-100 Building project in November.

LEED A Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, issued by the U.S. Green Building Council, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies. The District has obtained all four classes: certified, silver, gold, and platinum.

CONTINUING EDUCATION • Construction finishes on the César E. Chávez Classroom and Parking Structure projects in the spring.


Citizens’ Oversight Committee

Status of Propositions S and N Projects in 2014 PROPOSITIONS AND PROJECTS

Evonne Seron Schulze, Chair Ed Oremen, Vice Chair

PROJECT BUDGET (MILLIONS)

EXP* (MILLIONS)

STATUS

Leslie Bruce, J.D.

CITY COLLEGE

Thomas Scanlan

S

Child Development Center

$

11.0

$

0.265

Design

N

"A" Building Renovation

$

24.2

$

1.1

Design

N

"C" Building (Language/Speech/Visual Arts)

$

20.1

$

N

"D" Building Roof

$

4.5

$

Sunita Cooke, Ph.D. Scott Crosby Pierre Domercq Gerald Hosenkamp, J.D. Sarah Kruer Jager Jean-Paul de Kervor

Design

N

"M" Building

$

9.6

$

7.4

N

"T" Building (Engineering Technology Building)

$

33.9

$

1.4

Design

N

Arts & Humanities and Business & Technology

$

94.6

$

96.7

Completed April '14

Carolina Moreno Rosalie Schwartz, Ph.D.

0.246

Completed Nov '14

Thomas Kaye, Ph.D. David MacVean

5.3 Construction

Glen Sparrow, Ph.D. Christopher Ward

3375 Camino del Rio South San Diego, CA 92108-3883 619-388-6546 www.sdccd.edu

MESA COLLEGE S

Fitness Center

$

15.3

$

4.1 Construction

S

Social and Behavioral Sciences

$

40.5

$

35.5

Completed Aug '14

S

Campus Facilities Support Area

$

3.5

$

0.257

Design

N

Cafeteria/Bookstore/Classroom

$

44.3

$

N

Fine Arts and Dramatic Arts

$

9.1

N

Center for Business and Technology

$

N

Infrastructure - Fire Lane/Chiller Plant/IT

12.5 Construction

$ 0.068

Design

32.2

$

1.5

Design

$

21.8

$

17.1

Ongoing

MIRAMAR COLLEGE N

Science Building Addition

$

34.4

$

24.7 Construction

N

Administration Building

$

11.4

$

10.2

Completed July '14

N

Fire Technology/EMT Training Center

$

16.3

$

15.0

Completed July '14

Constance M. Carroll, Ph.D. Chancellor

N

Student Resource and Welcome Center

$

8.0

$

7.3

Completed June '14

Christopher Manis Vice Chancellor, Facilities Management

N

Remodel A-100 Building (CE Classrooms)

$

6.6

$

0.437

Design

Jack Beresford Director, Communications and Public Relations

N

Remodel A-200 Building (Existing Police Academy)

$

6.2

$

0.452

Design

N

Expansion of Maintenance Facilities

$

3.6

$

0.321

Design

The San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) includes San Diego City College, San Diego Mesa College, San Diego Miramar College, and San Diego Continuing Education. The SDCCD is governed by its Board of Trustees. No oral or written representation is binding on the SDCCD without the express approval of the Board of Trustees.

N

Infrastructure - Phase Two

$

42.8

$

25.5

Ongoing

N

Emergency Vehicle Operations Course

$

5.0

$ 0.009

Future

Board of Trustees: Mary Graham Rich Grosch Bernie Rhinerson Maria Nieto Senour, Ph.D. Peter Zschiesche

The COC finds the District is in compliance with the requirements of Article XIIIA, Section 1(b) (3) of the California Constitution, based on the review of the annual financial and performance audit report and information received at COC meetings and subcommittee meetings. All financial reports and meeting documents are online at http://public.sdccdprops-n.com, along with a summary of COC oversight activities, and our annual meeting calendar.

CONTINUING EDUCATION S

Consolidation of Centre City and Cesar E. Chavez Campus

$

50.0

$

33.4 Construction

S

Cesar E. Chavez Parking Structure

$

7.9

$

6.6 Construction

S

West City Parking

$

0.5

$

0.5

Completed Dec ‘14

$

37.6

$

27.0

Ongoing

DISTRICTWIDE S

Computer and Software Upgrade

* Cumulative Expenditures through 12.31.2014

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2014 Citizens' Oversight Committee Annual Report  

The SDCCD Citizens’ Oversight Committee (COC) is an advisory body to the District on matters related to the Propositions S & N construction...

2014 Citizens' Oversight Committee Annual Report  

The SDCCD Citizens’ Oversight Committee (COC) is an advisory body to the District on matters related to the Propositions S & N construction...

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