The San Diego Unified board has named the members of the oversight committee that monitors its spending and decisions under Proposition S, its new $2.1 billion facilities bond. Each board member has been asked to appoint two people:

  • Shelia Jackson: Businessman Gil Johnson, who once led the Prop MM oversight committee, and attorney John Stump, who opposed the bond and was especially concerned by the inclusion of air conditioning.
  • Katherine Nakamura: Greg Cantor of Murray Lampert Construction. Nakamura also was asked to choose someone active in a senior citizens’ organization and has yet to do so.
  • John Lee Evans: Long-time government aide Deanna Spehn, who was nominated by the San Diego County Taxpayers Association, and John Gordon, who has advised City Councilwoman Donna Frye on financial issues.
  • Richard Barrera: Ray Moreno, a parent and business manager of the construction union Laborers Local 89, and Daniel Morales, community services liaison for the San Diego Housing Commission, who sits on the board of Urban Corps of San Diego County alongside Barrera.
  • John de Beck: Jim Frager, who is La Jolla High parent and the president of the construction management company Cornerstone CMS Inc., and Glenn Hillegas, the former principal of a school-with-a-school at Kearny High that focuses on construction technology. He was appointed last summer as executive vice president of the apprenticeship and training wing of the local chapter of the Associated General Contractors.

The board also plans to name a member of the member oversight committee for the last bond, Proposition MM, to sit on the new committee. The members will serve on the oversight committee for two years.

EMILY ALPERT

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