Hospital construction monitoring group seeking additional member

by Rick Griffin

A volunteer citizens committee monitoring construction projects at Grossmont Hospital is looking for another member. The opening is due to term limits for some members of the committee, called the Proposition “G” Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (ICBOC).
Since 2006, when East County voters approved Prop. G, a $247 million bond measure for financing improvement projects at the hospital, ICBOC members have been meeting to monitor bond dollars spent by the Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD), the public agency managing the bond-financed construction at the hospital. GHD serves as landlord of the hospital, including ownership of the property and buildings on behalf of local taxpayers. According to ICBOC bylaws, committee members must reside within the District’s 750 square miles in San Diego’s East County and have professional experience that relates to the hospital construction, including backgrounds in healthcare, construction, finance, labor or project management. Members may currently serve for no more than two consecutive two-year terms.
The current opening on the committee is for an “at large” member with no specific experience required, although experience in the financial industry would be preferred, according to Barry Jantz, GHD chief executive officer. The bond-financed construction at the hospital began in 2007 and is scheduled to continue over the next few years. Interested volunteers can obtain an application by contacting GHD at (619) 825-5050, or via e-mail,