November 7, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) – Nick Marinovich chaired a school bond oversight committee in the Sweetwater Union High School District, where officials were convicted for illegal pay-to-play. He resigned his position on the Grossmont Union High School District’s Citizens Bond Oversight Committee, contending Grossmont’s committee acted like a lapdog, not a watchdog—failing in its oversight duties.
He reached out to us to share his concerns over Measure BB, a $128 million school bond measure. You can hear our interview, originally aired on KNSJ radio, by clicking the orange audio link, and scroll down for highlights.
Marinovich contends that it lists more projects than can be funded without prioritization—and says developers funded the measure who stand to profit from it. He also faults the board for twice enticing voters with promises to build an Alpine High School in two prior bonds, than failing to build it, an action that has resulted in costly litigation.
Supporters include the district’s Superintendent and the chair of the San Diego Taxpayers Association, who contend the measure is needed for repairs, renovations and replacement of agingfacilities. The cost per household would average about $3 a month.