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March 4, 2019
Conference Speaker Highlights. 11:15-12:00pm  
Jeff Vincent, PhD
Director, Public Infrastructure Initiatives 
Center for Cities + Schools 
University of California, Berkeley 
Jeffrey M. Vincent, PhD is deputy director and cofounder of the Center for Cities & Schools (CC&S) at the University of California, Berkeley. Jeff has a PhD in City and Regional Planning from Berkeley. His policy and research interests lie at the intersection of land use planning, community development, and educational improvement, with a particular focus on how school facilities serve as educational and neighborhood assets. Jeff has researched and written extensively on a variety of issues, including school infrastructure planning, school siting and design, sustainable communities, community development, educational economics, housing policy, state school construction policies, joint use of schools, youth engagement in redevelopment, refugee resettlement, and transportation policy. His research and policy writing has been published in peer-reviewed and practitioner-oriented journals, books, and other outlets.
      Jeff is an applied and policy-focused academic looking for solutions to some of our societies most vexing problems around social inequities. His work embodies two key innovations in thinking and acting. First, finding policy answers requires new modes of scholarship that draw on a variety of quantitative and qualitative methods. Second, it requires collaborative work between the too-often-siloed public, nonprofit, and private sectors. Much of Jeff's work involves "engaged scholarship," done for and in partnership with public agencies, nonprofit organizations and others with public interests in mind. His research is used to inform collaborative policy at multiple levels of government that is principle-driven and provides transparency, fairness, and accountability.
      Jeff is an instructor and graduate student mentor in our PLUS Fellows program.
      In 2016, Jeff won the Berkeley Chancellor's Award for Public Service, Research in the Public Interest
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8th Annual CaLBOC Conference
March 25, 2019 - Monday   
Conference Schedule:
9:30-10:00: Registration and Refreshments

10:00-10:15: Welcome and Self - Introductions of Conference Participants . Michael Turnipseed, CaLBOC President and  
Executive Director, KernTax
10:15-11:00: State View of Accountability Issues with Respect to School Facilities  Presented by State Treasurer Fiona Ma
11:00-11:15: Networking Break
11:15-12:00: Accountability to Students and Community: School Facility Funding in California - 10 Year Perspective.
Presented by Jeff Vincent, UC Berkeley
12:00-1:30: Lunch and Luncheon Presentation.
How an Investigative Journalist Holds Government Accountable. Perspectives from an Education Reporter
Presented by Ricardo Cano, CaLMatters
1:30-2:00: Strict Accountability in Local School Construction Bonds Act of 2000 - What the Research Says Was AccomplishedPresented by CaLBOC Board Members.
Carolyn Cavecche, Orange County Taxpayers Association and Mark Fulmer, Visalia Unified School District Bond Oversight Committee
2:00-2:45: Accountability at the Local Level
Mother Lode Union School District
   - Lisa Donaldson, Chief Business Official and
Bill Carey, CBOC Member, San Juan Unified School District
   - Frank Carmada, Assistant Superintendent and
CaLBOC Board Member David Wolfe, CBOC Member
2:45-3:00: Closing Remarks.  Michael Turnipseed, CaLBOC President and Executive Director, KernTax
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March 25, 2019
8th Annual CaLBOC Conference 
California School Facilities:
What Does Accountability Mean?
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- Alum Rock Building Lagged
- CaLBOC Business Plan  
- Alum Rock Manger Sought Secret Deal on Bids
- San Ysidro Trying to Recover Funds from Ex-Superintendent 
- School Bond Secrecy Lobby 
- CBOC Says West Contra Costa District is Mismanaging Bonds

- Alum Rock CBOC Bylaws  
- Bond Legislation Update  
- Watchdog Blasts Pasadena Unified    
Mission Statement 

To promote school district accountability by improving the training and resources available to California's Proposition 39 School Bond Oversight Committees and educating the state legislature, local school boards and the public about the oversight and reporting powers these Citizens' Bond Oversight Committees (CBOCs) have, and to advocate on a state level, where appropriate, on issues of common concern to all CBOCs.

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