Hospital construction monitoring group seeking three additional members

June 17, 2024 – Our town took a magical trip down memory lane today. The Model T Ford Club of America rolled into town for their 2024 National Tour. 

Dozens of these magnificent Model T’s lined our streets. It felt like stepping back in time.

The visitors took a stroll through our town’s rich history, from the old Lakeside Inn, the Auto Speedway route, made famous by racing legend Barney Oldfield, to our charming historic buildings and homes.

The Lakeside Historical Society opened their doors, welcoming everyone to explore the chapel, museum, Gift Shop, and the Speedway monument. It was a little slice of the past brought back to life.

Their visit was short, but the memories will last a lifetime. A huge thank you to the Model T Ford Club of America for stopping by and making the day in our hometown so special.

The volunteer citizens group monitoring construction improvement projects at Grossmont Hospital is looking for three additional members. The openings are due to one existing vacancy and two other members’ terms of service expiring June 30.

The Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (ICBOC) monitors the expenditures of voter-approved bond proceeds that are providing financing for a number of capital improvement construction projects at the hospital in La Mesa. Its members are East County residents with experience in project management, construction operations, finance and healthcare industries,

The 11-member ICBOC group has been meeting since 2006, when voters approved Proposition “G,” a $247 million bond ballot measure. The bond-financed construction at the hospital began in 2007, and is scheduled to continue over the next few years.

The ICBOC is seeking three additional volunteer members who live within the District boundaries with specific career experience, including:

— A project management background, either a chief executive officer, or a person with similar senior-level, decision-making experience, or someone who has worked with a major private sector employer with demonstrated experience in leading a large organization.

— Large-scale construction experience, including a professional with demonstrated experience of 10 years or more in the management of large-scale construction projects.

— An “at large” member with no specific experience required but whose professional background would benefit the ICBOC in carrying out its duties.

Interested volunteers can obtain an application at the GHD offices, 9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa, by phoning (619) 825-5050, or via e-mail at

ICBOC members serve for no more than two consecutive two-year terms. According to the group’s bylaws, ICBOC members are involved with representing, advocating and promoting the interests of District taxpayers. In addition, the ICBOC is charged with informing the public concerning the District’s expenditure of bond proceeds to ensure they are utilized for the expansion, improvement, acquisition and construction of medical-related facilities, as specified in Prop. G.