APRIL 14, 1994
M. Grant Christensen,President, Linda B. Rosenthal, Secretary, Roy C. Amrein, Member, Donald R. Campbell, Member, Nancy Stein, Member
Paul A. Elsner, Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr., William Waechter, Dan S. Whittemore, Ron Bleed, Janice Bradshaw
Freddie Antilla,Rick DeGraw,Lionel Diaz, Rea Drennen, Nancy Miller, Mike O'Neill, Tom Trollen
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 a.m.
An Executive Session was called.
The meeting recessed at 7:01 a.m.
The meeting reconvened at 8:20 a.m.
(2) GENERAL OR SPECIAL ELECTION - Chancellor Elsner discussed potential fund raising efforts, and issues impacting a bond election held at a special election or during the November general election. Internal issues focused on opinions, campus expansion/colleges or centers, technology, Bundle One and Bundle Two.
(1) THE NEED- Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr. discussed the need for bond funding including possible new construction in northeast Mesa, Williams Air Force Base, and an additional skill center. Computing and telecommunications, occupational development equipment, major maintenance, regulatory and energy conservation as well as special projects were also discussed. Lionel Diaz further expanded on the College bundles and special item details. Questions were raised relating to the cost of a center versus the cost of a college, chlorofluorocarbons, and elimination of equipment for the District Office.
(3) WHY NOVEMBER - A number of reasons were given favoring the November election for a potential District Bond Election. Those reasons included a larger voter turnout and the potential for information to be included in the general election publicity pamphlet. The Board members seemed to be comfortable with the November General Election for a possible District Bond Election.
(4) MEETING SUMMARIES - Summaries of meetings with County Election Officials, Jamieson and Gutierrez, and Phoenix Leadership were provided.
(5) PROJECTIONS - TAX RATES; BOND SIZE/DURATION - Dan Whittemore provided information on 15 and 20 year amortization and tax rate impact for $350,000 and $450,000 bond issuance programs. Mr. Whittemore explained that the impact on homeowners would be approximately an additional $19 per year per $100,000 home--this in addition to an approximate $85 current tax. It was determined that the length of repayment should be discussed in more detail at a future time. It was, and should be in bond related publicity, emphasized that the entire indebtedness from the 1984 bond has been repaid and that everything those dollars were to be used for has indeed been accomplished.
(6) LIST OF POSSIBLE "GROUP" CONTACTS - Rea Drennen provided a list, which is continuously revised, of community members to be contacted regarding the proposed bond election. Rick DeGraw differentiated between what the District can do toward the success of the bond election and what the campaign can do.
(7) UPDATE ON OTHER BOND PREPARATION- Paul Elsner reported on a recent newsletter mailing, efforts to revise and update the mailing list, and communication efforts of college presidents.
(8) QUESTIONS TO BE ADDRESSED BY GOVERNING BOARD - In response to questions from Dr. Elsner, the Board apeared to favor the November 8, 1994 general election date as opposed to holding a special election, and suggested that the amount of the bond be under $500,000.
Discussion followed relating to a possible theme for the election. Simplicity, key words, and avoidance of negatives were suggested in the development of an overall theme. Mike O'Neill suggested jobs and retraining, affordability, and growth in population as possibilities for themes. Rick DeGraw commented on the need to test a theme before it was adopted.
Further discussion of future sites and expansion was held. The possibility of a skill center or other facility in Peoria was considered. It was noted that transportation for residents of the Peoria area is a concern. The Governing Board requested additional information about the costs of funding a skill center and other related data.
(9)LIKELY TIMELINE - A November Bond Election would require prior approval by the State Board no later than their June meeting. This approval would permit a Call to Election at the MCCCD Governing Board meeting on June 28, 1994.
(10) OTHER - Ron Bleed provided information relating to current efforts to procure new software for key administrative systems including the planning process, the bid process (RFP), evaluation, and the next steps.
The meeting adjourned at 10:40 a.m.
Roy C. Amrein