Citizens’ General Obligation Bond Oversight Committee

Table of Contents
-Administrative Code
-Agenda and Minutes
-Availability of Meeting Materials
-Bylaws
-Charter
-Committee Members
-Contact
-Overview
-Related Links
-Reports

 


OVERVIEW

Committee meetings are held once every 2 months, if possible, but no less than once a quarter on the 4th Thursday of the month. The schedule is posted annually.

ON March 5th, 2002 the San Francisco voters adopted Proposition F, the Citizen Oversight of Bond Expenditures Initiative. The Ordinance established a committee of nine members for the purpose of informing the public concerning the expenditure of general bond proceeds through active review and the publishing of regular reports. The ordinance required that the nine members meet certain minimum qualifications and be appointed as follows: three members by the Mayor, three members by the Board of Supervisors, two members by the Controller and one member by the Civil Grand Jury. Each member serves for a term of two years and may be re-appointed for a second two-year term.

On November 4, 2003, the voters added to the duties of the Committee by approving Proposition C, which requires the Controller to serve as the City Services Auditor. The Ordinance also added to the duties of the Committee by requiring that it serve as a Citizens Audit Review Board. In this role, the Committee provides advisory input to the Controller on matters set forth in the Ordinance, including requiring that the Committee: 1) review the Controller’s service standards and benchmarks to ensure their accuracy and usefulness; 2) review all audits to assure they meet requirements set forth in the Ordinance; 3) review complaints received through the Controller’s Whistleblower Hotline and their disposition; and 4) when appropriate, hold public hearings regarding the results of benchmark studies and audits.

Click here to view the Administrative Code concerning the Committee.

Click here to view the Charter section adding the Citizens Audit Review Board duties.
 


DISABILITY ACCESS

INFORMATION ON DISABILITY ACCESS: City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, is wheelchair accessible. The closest accessible BART Station is Civic Center, three blocks from City Hall. Accessible MUNI lines serving this location are: #47 Van Ness, and the #71 Haight/Noriega and the F Line to Market and Van Ness and the Metro stations at Van Ness and Market and at Civic Center. For more information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142.

There is accessible parking in the vicinity of City Hall at Civic Center Plaza and adjacent to Davies Hall and the War Memorial Complex.

The following services are available when requests are made by 12:00 p.m. of the Friday before the Committee meeting. Providing at least 48 hours' notice will help to ensure availability. For American Sign Language interpreters, use of a reader during a meeting, sound enhancement system, or for a large print copy of agenda or minutes in alternative formats, call (415) 554-7500.

In order to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products.

CELL PHONES, PAGERS AND SIMILAR SOUND-PRODUCING ELECTRONIC DEVICES

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices.

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MEMBERS

 
 
MEMBER NAME APPOINTED BY APPOINTMENT DESCRIPTION
Kevin Hughes Mayor Active in a labor organization
Brenda Kwee McNulty Board of Supervisors Active in a community organization
  Board of Supervisors Active in a community organization
  Mayor Active in a community organization
  Board of Supervisors Active in a labor organization
Larry Bush Civil Grand Jury Member of the Civil Grand Jury
     
Robert Carlson Controller Active in a Public Finance Law or Auditing Governmental Financial Statements
Jennifer Warburg Mayor

Active in a business organization representing the business community located within the City

Brian Larkin Controller Construction Management

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COMMITTEE CONTACT INFORMATION

Email: CGOBO.committee@SFGOV.org

Telephone: 415-554-7500

Address: Citizens' General Obligation Bond Oversight Committee
c/o Office of the Controller
City Hall, Room 316
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102-4694

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AGENDAS, MINUTES, MEETING AMTERIALS AND DATES OF FUTURE MEETINGS

CGOBOC has been moved from Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 to Tuesday, November 15th at 9:30
Meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 22nd has been moved to Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Previous Agendas and Meeting Minutes

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FY2016-17 CGOBOC Work Plan

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MEETING RECORDINGS
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AVAILABILITY OF MEETING MATERIALS

Meeting materials (agendas, reports, bond report spreadsheets) are to be posted on the Controller's website (www.sfgov.org/controller) as soon as the materials are available but no later than 72 hours in advance of scheduled committee meetings. Materials will also be available at the committee meetings.
 

Previous Meeting Materials

 

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BYLAWS

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ANNUAL COMMITTEE REPORTS TO THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS (PDF)

 

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LINKS TO BOND-RELATED INFORMATION

Bond Financing Basics (PDF)
The City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report - CAFR Report
California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission (CDIAC) publications


If you need assistance opening the Acrobat PDF file above, please click here for more information.

If you cannot use Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print reports, you can obtain copies by emailing the Committee, by calling 554-7500, or visiting the Committee's office at City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Rm. 316.

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