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By Lookout Staff

May 6, 2022 -- Those who would like to serve on the the Citizens Bond Oversight Committee for Santa Monica College (SMC) have until Friday, May 20, to submit an application.

Applicants to the seven-member committee -- which oversees the implementation of four bond measures approved by voters between 2002 and 2016 -- must be at least 18 years old. To apply click here

They cannot be a college employee or official and must not be a vendor, contractor or consultant to the college, SMC officials said.

The committee was established in spring 2002 as required by State law to oversee the implementation of Measure U, the $160 million bond approved by 70 percent of Santa Monica-Malibu voters.

The committee’s responsibility was expanded to include oversight of Measure S, the $135 million bond measure passed in 2004; Measure AA, the $295 million bond measure passed in 2008, and Measure V, the $345 million bond measure passed in 2016.

"The bond measures are funding a wide range of projects, including replacement buildings, seismic retrofitting, safety and technology upgrades," college officials said.

Among the projects funded by the measures are new state-of-the-art math and science buildings on the main campus, a job training building on two of SMC’s satellite campuses and improvements to the main campus.

The bonds also are funding the replacement of 64-year-old Corsair Stadium, as well as ongoing efforts to make the college more sustainable, officials said.

Members of the committee are appointed for a two-year term by the Board of Trustees, which will review all applications before making the final appointments.

For more information on the application process, contact Lisa Rose, the committee’s coordinator at or call 310-434-4402.

Detailed information on the committee can also be found at

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