PCC Names 12 Community Members to Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee

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The Board of Trustees of the Pasadena Area Community College District has identified 12 community members to oversee the college’s management of Measure PCC.

The legally mandated Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee is principally charged with ensuring the proper expenditure of bond funding for construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or replacement of campus facilities covered in the project list. The body will also inform the public concerning the expenditure of bond proceeds through an independent annual audit.

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“We are grateful to these members of our community who will be lending their knowledge and experience to our bond program,” said Sandra Chen Lau, board president of the Pasadena Area Community College District. “Their engagement in our construction and financing program will help make sure Measure PCC is responsibly managed and balances the interests of our students and local taxpayers.”

The 12 community members, who have all been named to two-year terms, are:

Name Representing
Soo Kim Choi Business community
William Opel Senior citizens’ organization
Kevin Strotz Bona fide taxpayers’ organization
Tony Vong PCC students
Justin Tsui College support organizations
Brent Kuszyk Trustee Area #1 (Sandra Chen Lau)
Robyn Navarro Trustee Area #2 (James A. Osterling)
Brandon D. Lamar Trustee Area #3 (Steve Gibson)
Allen Hubsch Trustee Area #4 (Tammy Silver)
Lawrence Abelson Trustee Area #5 (Kristine Kwong)
Ron Esquivel Trustee Area #6 (John Martin)
Mary Ann Laun Trustee Area #7 (Alton Wang)


The committee is expected to nominate a chair at its first public meeting and is expected to hold public meetings on at least a quarterly basis.

Enacted in November 2022 with 70% of the vote, Measure PCC is a general obligation bond that will provide $565 million for renovations and new construction at PCC’s campuses in the West San Gabriel Valley. For more information, visit https://pasadena.edu/business-administrative-services/facilities-and-construction/bond-planning.php