ISSUE 12 - June 27, 2012
• Contra Costa County CaLBOC Chapter 
• Watchdogs Over School Bonds & Best Practices

ISSUE 11 - June 18, 2012
• Contra Costa County CaLBOC Chapter Meeting
• Contra Costa County Grand Jury Report 1208
• School Bond Watchdog Rule Unenforced 

ISSUE 10 - June 11, 2012
• Contractors Donations to School bond Measures Benefit
• Contra Costa County CaLBOC Chapter Meeting
• Contra Costa County Grand Jury Report 1208, Findings 8-16

ISSUE 9 - June 4, 2012
• Announcing Contra Costa County CaLBOC Chapter Meeting
• Contra Costa County Grand Jury Report 1208 Findiings1-7 

ISSUE 8 - May 29, 2012
• Sweetwater: Contractor Pleads out in corruption probe
• Blog Postings: Staggering Property Taxes
• Capital Appreciation Bonds 

ISSUE 7 - May 22, 2012
• CaLBOC's First Annual Statewide Conference 
• Handouts • Technical Financial Analysis • Forensic Accounting Tips 
• Campaign Donations from Bond Underwriters Secure Contracts 

ISSUE 6 - May 7, 2012 
• First Annual CaLBOC Statewide Conference Highlights: 
• Audits and Oversight from the State Controller's Office 

ISSUE 5 - April 30, 2012
• First Annual CaLBOC Statewide Conference Registration
• CaLBOC Statewide Conference Highlights
• Preserving the Public Trust: Case Studies in Technical Financial Analysis 
• Lori Raineri, President of Government Financial Strategies 

ISSUE 4 - April 23, 2012
First Annual CaLBOC Statewide Conference Announcement
Highlights: • CBOC Best Practices for CBOC Operations
• Brown Act Basics, An overview of California's open meeting law
• The Manhatan Beach CBOC Website, Informing the Public 

ISSUE 3 - April 16, 2012
CaLBOC Statewide Conference Highlights
Alternative and Unconventional School Bond Financing Structures
MARK SALADINO,County Treasurer-Tax Collector, County of Los Angeles

ISSUE 2 - April 9, 2012
Announciing First Annual CaLBOC Statewide Conference 
Cap Appreciation Bonds and Current Issues

ISSUE 1 - April 2, 2012
The California League of Bond Oversight Committees' First Newsletter 

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ISSUE 38 - December 31, 2012
• Spending Long-term Bonds for Short-Lived Technology
• Grand Jury Indicts New Defendants in Corruption Probe
• CBOC Best Practices & Reviewing Performance Audits Links 

ISSUE 37 - December 17, 2012
• Pasadena USD Financial Troubles Spread 
• Accountability Requirements-Financial and Performance Audits 
• CBOC Best Practices - Operation Standards 

ISSUE 36 - December 11, 2012
• Brown Act: Open Government Requirements 
Restored

• CaLBOC Board Recognizes Volunteerism 

ISSUE 35 - December 4, 2012
• Bay Area districts have used a risky and costly financing 
• Taxpayers On Hook For Risky School Bonds 

ISSUE 34 - November 27, 2012
• San Ysidro School District Chief took $2,500 in Parking Lot 
• Lawsuit alleging school trustee’s husband demanded a house 
• Contra Costa County CaLBOC Meeting Dec. 1, 2012

ISSUE 33 - November 21, 2012
• Grand Jury Probe into GUHSD Bond Monies 
• Nov. 9 2012 Board Meeting Highlights
• Contra Costa County CaLBOC Chapter Meeting Dec. 1, 2012 
• Fresno Construction Company Sues Fresno Unified

ISSUE 32 - November 13, 2012
85 of 106 California School Construction Bond Measures Pass
Contra Costa County CaLBOC Chapter Meeting Dec. 1, 2012
Campaign Finance - Slate Mailers 

ISSUE 31 - November 6, 2012
• Operating Standards for Bond Oversight Committee
• Contra Costa County CaLBOC Chapter Meeting Dec. 1, 2012
• Campaign Finance - Slate Mailers 

ISSUE 30 - October 31, 2012
Outside Contractors Fueled School Bond
Campaign Finance Links
NBC San Diego: IRS Reviews $105 Poway Bond

ISSUE 29 - October 24, 2012
• State Treasurer Lockyer on High-Interest School Bond Loans 
• Sweetwater Board Takes Heat at Meeting
• State Treasurer Slams Poway Bond Players: VOSD Radio

ISSUE 28 - October 17, 2012
• Sweetwater's Ed Brand Seeks to Remove Committee Members 
• Sweetwater CBOC Chair's Report Performance Audit Scope of Work
• Sweetwater CBOC Chair's Report to School Board Oct 15, 2012
• Imperial County Earthquakes Highlight Unresolved School Risks

ISSUE 27 - October 10, 2012
• 9 Key Questions (and Answers!) on Poway's Big Borrowing 
• Fontina USD Financing Methods Attracting Attention 
• List of Toxic Capital Appreciation Bonds (CAB)


ISSUE 26 - October 2, 2012
• Regulators urged to crack down on donations to bond measures
• Comments to the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board
• Campaign Contributions Links

​ISSUE 25 - September 25, 2012
• Poway's Extra Millions in Cash 
• Sweetwater School Board Hires Superintendent Despite Discontent 
• A Guide to Understanding the Sweetwater Scandal
• Link to "Sweetwater "no confidence" letter from CBOC
• CaLBOC's 2013 Legislation Programs

ISSUE 24 - September 17, 2012
• Sweetwater's Superintendent - No Confidence 
• Poway Hires Forensic Accountant to Review Borrowing
• Updated: CaLBOC Website

ISSUE 23 - September 11, 2012
• CaLBOC soliciting suggestions for 2013 Legislative Program
• State Assembly Kills School Seismic Reform Measure 
• Update: California Legislative Information Websites
• CaLBOC recruiting for their Board of Advisors

ISSUE 22 - September 4, 2012
• Bond Oversight Committees, Toothless Watchdogs?
• West Contra Costa USD Asks Voters for Sixth Bond
• School Bond Rates in Contra Costa County 

ISSUE 21 - August 27, 2012
• School Bond Financing Reform 
• CaLBOC Co-Sponsored Legislation 
• Poway, Capital Appeciation Bonds
• Brown Act, Bill Extends Time to Submit a Complaint 

ISSUE 20 - August 20, 2012
• Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board Requests Public Comment
• Brown Act, Cease and Desist Letters 
• Assembly to Decide Future of School Seismic Safety Bill

ISSUE 19 - Aug 14 2012
Borrowing $105 Million for $1 Billion, Poway School District
California Schools Barring Taxes Push Bills To 2051
Study of L.A. Unified's $19.5 billion school construction project

ISSUE 18 - August 7, 2012
Borrowing $105 Million for $1 Billion, Poway School District
Teacher Layoffs, Construction Projects Continue 

ISSUE 17 - July 31, 2012
• Brown Act Update, School Boards Must Comply
• Better Planning Needed for Constructing Schools
• Legislative Update - Assembly Bill No. 1199 

ISSUE 16 - July 25, 2012
• Watchdogs on California Over Brown Act Suspension
• The Brown Act, Links
• Public Access to Government Email Messages 

ISSUE 15 - July 16, 2012
• Brown Act - Suspending Posting of Agendas
• Required Members for a Citizens' Oversight committee


​​​ISSUE 14 - July 11, 2012
• $12M School Leads to $48M in Debts
• Disbanding Oversight Committees


​ISSUE 13 - July 2, 2012
• State Announces $637.6 Million for School Construction
• Pasadena City College, School Official Linked to Bribery Case 


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