A Citizens' Oversight Committee has for several years been in charge of making sure money from two property tax bond issues is spent property at Long Beach City College.

An opening has appeared on that committee, and applications are being accepted for a new member. Applicants have to live in the area served by LBCC (Long Beach, Signal Hill, Lakewood and Avalon) where property taxes are collected.

Applicants also must be current members of a taxpayers' association, which is defined as any organization that advocates for taxpayers. That includes neighborhood associations, business improvement districts, city commissions or boards and more.

The two bond measures are the 2008 Measure E of $440 million, and the 2016 Measure LB for $650 million.

Applications are being accepted through July 8, with the LBCC Board of Trustees scheduled to approve the new member at its July meeting.

Application forms are at www.lbcc.edu/citizens-oversight-committee. For more information, call 562-938-4540.

Harry has been executive editor of Gazette Newspapers for more than 26 years. He has been in the newspaper business for more than 35 years, with experience on both weekly and metropolitan daily papers in Colorado and California.

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