CaLBOC Statewide Conference
April 25, 2017 Tuesday
"Bond Oversight Basics"
Carole D'Elia, Executive Director, Little Hoover Commission
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CaLBOC Conference Agenda
April 25th Tuesday
9:30-10:00 am -
10:00-10:15 am --
Welcome & Introductions.
Michael Turnipseed, CaLBOC President
10:15-11:15 am --
Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee:
The Basics of Getting Started.
Lori Raineri, CalBOC Board Member and Government Financial Strategies
11:15-11:45 am --
Case Study Washington Unified School District Citizens' Oversight Committee.
Angie Nichols and Kevin Sanders, Washington USD
11:45-12:15 pm: --
, an outreach effort of
the St. John's Shelter for Homeless Women and Children
12:15-1:00 pm KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Carole D'Elia,
Executive Director, Little Hoover Commission,
Improving Local Bond Oversight and Transparency,
"Borrowed Money: Opportunities for Stronger Bond Oversight"
1:00-1:15 pm --
Presentation: The Anton Jungherr Award
- Ashly McGlone. Investigative Reporter for the Voice of San Diego.
is recognizing her outstanding reporting on school bond programs
in San Diego County and for her support of Citizen Oversight.
- Dennis Clay. Project Analyst. CaLBOC is recognizing Dennis Clay for of his courage to shine the light on accounting irregularities in West Contra Costa Unified School District's bond program and for his support of citizen oversight.
1:15-2:15 pm --
Case Studies in Bond Oversight. Nick Marinovich, Chair, Sweetwater Union High
School District Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) and former Member, Grossmont
Union High School District CBOC, CalBOC Director
2:15-2:45 pm --
District's Debt Issuance: Maximizing Bond Value.
Michael Turnipseed, Executive Director Kern County Taxpayers Association and
President, CaLBOC and Tim A. Rushing, Executive Committee,
Kern County Taxpayers Association and Director, CaLBOC
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6th Annual CaLBOC
April 25, 2017 - Tues.
Bond Oversight Basics
California Chamber of Commerce, 1215 K St, Sacramento, 95814
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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