Citizens' Oversight Committee
The Citizens’ Oversight Committee is responsible for monitoring project management and expenditures for the $350 million local school facilities bond passed by voters in November 2008. The Citizens’ Oversight Committee members play a critical role in ensuring fiscal accountability and transparency to the public about progress on construction projects undertaken with Measure TT funds. The Committee works closely with the Board of Education and the Superintendent to ensure that projects are completed as planned, within budget, and in accordance with the law. For more information, visit the Measure TT page.
The Board appointed the Citizens' Oversight Committee as representatives to oversee bond activities. More than 50 applications were reviewed by a subcommittee representing the communities of Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra Madre. State law requires that the members of the Citizens’ Oversight Committee include parents, representatives from the business community, senior citizen groups, taxpayer organizations and individuals experienced in finance and construction.
The Board of Education evaluated the applicants based on the following criteria: balanced representation of each PUSD community, satisfaction of basic eligibility requirements, prior outstanding service, broad understanding of Facilities Master Plan goals, and special skills. The members bring a range of experience and perspectives in business, education and community service.
Membership Chair: Clifton Cates
Vice Chair: Quincy Hocutt
Gretchen Vance, Steven Cole, Geoffrey Commons, Glenn DeVeer, Joelle Morisseau-Phillips, Willie Ordonez, Mikala Rahn, Chris Romero, Diana Verdugo, Derek Walker, Jen Wang