California League of Bond Oversight Committees



Sweetwater UHSD Awarded
$8.2 Million in Settlement

Feb. 17, 2017 | By Jessica Caimi | 

EXCERPT:   The Sweetwater Union High School District in Chula Vista, California, is putting the past behind it after receiving $8.2 million as part of a pay-to-play legal settlement involving two construction companies. Gilbane Building Company and SGI Construction Management, two Northern California-based construction companies, will pay Sweetwater for their alleged involvement in the scandal. In exchange, the school district will drop its pending lawsuits against them. ...
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Carole D'Elia has served as executive director of the Little Hoover
Commission since November 2013. The Little Hoover Commission
is a bipartisan, independent state oversight agency. As an advisory
body to the Governor and Legislature, the Commission is known for
its investigative reviews of state government operations that identify
ways to improve program outcomes, increase transparency and
reduce expenditures without sacrificing services. She has been with
the Commission for 16 years previously serving as deputy executive
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IN THE NEWS:  Little Hoover Commission Report

Watchdogs Don't Have Much Bite, Says New Report

Feb. 15, 2017 | By Ashly McGlone |   

EXCERPT:   ... The oversight groups, "By and large ... have proven ineffective and some committee members have told the Commission that is at least in part, by design," wrote the Little Hoover Commission. "Most of the concerns revolved around bond oversight committee members who lack training, have conflicts of interest, either real or perceived, and the difficulty committee members have receiving required documents from the districts."   Those same issues have surfaced in San Diego County, where some appointees represent workers building bond projects and others get paid to lobby the very government officials they oversee. ... To read the complete article visit:
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