East County Business News by Rick Griffin
The volunteer citizens group overseeing how taxpayer money is being spent for construction improvements at Grossmont Hospital has a new member. El Cajon resident Jeffrey Olson, division chief of assessment services with San Diego County Assessor’s Office, has joined what’s called the Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight (ICBOC).
The ICBOC consists of uncompensated East County residents with experience in project management, large-scale construction operations, finance, labor and healthcare industries. Specific seats on the ICBOC are filled by individuals representing various constituency groups, according to ICBOC by-laws. Olson is serving as a representative of the Grossmont Hospital Foundation, a nonprofit organization that helps raise funds for Grossmont Hospital.
Olson, an East County resident since 1985, has worked with the County since 1990. His career has included managing construction and information technology projects, along with real property appraisal of residential, commercial and industrial properties. In his current position since 2006, Olson is involved in projecting assessed value and property tax revenue for the county, as well as 18 incorporated cities and 47 school districts. He also administers the Assessor Office’s Property Tax Exemption Program, the Reassessment Exclusion Program and manages property tax appeals. He also is a member of the County’s team that interfaces with bond rating agencies.
Olson’s appointment to the ICBOC was approved the Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD), a public agency that serves as landlord of the hospital, including ownership of the property and buildings on behalf of local taxpayers.