Grossmont Hospital construction citizens oversight group reports on bond tax dollars

A volunteer citizens group overseeing how the Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) is spending millions of dollars in voter-approved public financing for infrastructure improvement construction projects at Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa has issued its 2012 Annual Report to the Community.

In its report, the citizens group, called the Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (ICBOC), has provided updates on construction activity during the past year, including new energy-saving cogeneration equipment that will complement a Central Energy Plant at the hospital and progress made on several “make-ready” projects, a reference to smaller projects involving utilities, shoring and seismic retrofitting and transportation corridors that must be completed before construction begins on several larger building projects.

“Our promise to the citizens of East County has been to commit ourselves to faithfully discharge our duties to the best of our abilities with an attitude of thoroughness, inclusiveness and transparency,” said ICBOC chair Robert Klaiber. “We have willingly served as the taxpayers’ eyes, ears and voices in the monitoring of Prop. G expenses.”

The ICBOC 2012 annual report is available at a publicly accessible website,, which also houses all of the citizens group’s bylaws, annual workplans, reports, memos, agendas, minutes and presentations from previous meetings. The ICBOC group is required to report annually its oversight activities during the previous year. This is their sixth annual report.