SDCTA is NEUTRAL on Measure HH (Nov 2016) - "National School District"
The District indicated to SDCTA that $250M in needs were identified in its Long Range Facilities Master Plan (LRFMP), but this information cannot be verified in the document. The District intends to use new bond funds to complete projects on its project list and expand that list based on the several prioritized projects listed in the LRFMP from its original facilities needs assessment. While the District included provisions for a Citizens Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) for its Measure N program, the information listed on its website to keep the District accountable for spending is lacking, and detailed program updates are not available. SDCTA could not find a single audit report or detailed progress report listed on the CBOC website. However, the District did provide a Measure N 2015 audit report to SDCTA upon request. Because the District has legitimate need for the funds, SDCTA is neutral on Measure HH and urges the District to be more thorough in making all relevant oversight documentation available to the public so that it can be held accountable for spending public funds.