California League of Bond Oversight Committees

Speaker bio. 12:00- 1:30

Speaker bio. 11:15- 12:00

Conference Schedule


9:30-10:00:        Registration and Refreshments

10:00-10:15:       Welcome and Self - Introductions of Conference Participants
                           Michael Turnipseed, CaLBOC President and Executive Director, KernTax

10:15-11:00:        State View of Accountability Issues with Respect to School Facilities
                             Presented by State Treasurer Fiona Ma

11:00-11:15:        Networking Break

11:15-12:00:        Accountability to Students and Community:  
                             School Facility Funding in California - 10 Year Perspective
                             Presented by Jeff Vincent, UC Berkeley

12:00-1:30:         Lunch and Luncheon Presentation
                            How an Investigative Journalist Holds Government Accountable –
                                Perspectives from an Education Reporter
                                Presented by Ricardo Cano, CaLMatters

1:30-2:00:        Strict Accountability in Local School Construction Bonds Act of 2000
                           - What the Research Says Was Accomplished
                         Presented by CaLBOC Board Members
                         Carolyn Cavecche, Orange County Taxpayers Association
                         and Mark Fulmer, Visalia Unified School District Bond Oversight Committee


2:00-2:45:        Accountability at the Local Level
                        Mother Lode Union School District
                             - Lisa Donaldson, Chief Business Official
                             - Frank Carmada, Assistant Superintendent and
                             - CaLBOC Board Member David Wolfe, Bond Oversight Committee Member


2:45-3:00:        Closing Remarks
                         Michael Turnipseed, CaLBOC President and Executive Director, KernTax

Speaker bio. 10:15-11:00

Jeff Vincent, PhD
Director, Public Infrastructure Initiatives
Center for Cities + Schools
University of California, Berkeley


Jeffrey M. Vincent, PhD is deputy director and cofounder of the Center for Cities & Schools (CC&S) at the University of California, Berkeley. Jeff has a PhD in City and Regional Planning from Berkeley. His policy and research interests lie at the intersection of land use planning, community development, and educational improvement, with a particular focus on how school facilities serve as educational and neighborhood assets. Jeff has researched and written extensively on a variety of issues, including school infrastructure planning, school siting and design, sustainable communities, community development, educational economics, housing policy, state school construction policies, joint use of schools, youth engagement in redevelopment, refugee resettlement, and transportation policy. His research and policy writing has been published in peer-reviewed and practitioner-oriented journals, books, and other outlets.
      Jeff is an applied and policy-focused academic looking for solutions to some of our societies most vexing problems around social inequities. His work embodies two key innovations in thinking and acting. First, finding policy answers requires new modes of scholarship that draw on a variety of quantitative and qualitative methods. Second, it requires collaborative work between the too-often-siloed public, nonprofit, and private sectors. Much of Jeff’s work involves “engaged scholarship,” done for and in partnership with public agencies, nonprofit organizations and others with public interests in mind. His research is used to inform collaborative policy at multiple levels of government that is principle-driven and provides transparency, fairness, and accountability.
      Jeff is an instructor and graduate student mentor in our PLUS Fellows program.
      In 2016, Jeff won the Berkeley Chancellor’s Award for Public Service, Research in the Public Interest



Fiona Ma
California State Treasurer


Fiona Ma was elected in November 2018 as California’s 34th State Treasurer. She received more votes than any treasurer in California history.  As the State’s banker, Fiona oversees trillions of dollars in transactions annually.

A certified public accountant, Fiona oversees bond issuances and programs that fund schools, hospitals, affordable housing and small businesses. She sits on the CalPERS and CalSTRS governing boards, the nation’s largest public pension funds.

She was a member of the State Assembly from 2006-2012. Most recently, she was an elected member of the California Board of Equalization from 2015 - January 2019.

eighth Annual STatewide Calboc Conference • 2019

Ricardo Cano
K-12 Education Reporter


    Ricardo Cano comes from the Arizona Republic, where he spent three years as the education reporter. There he covered breaking news and produced enterprise reporting, explanatory videos and data-driven features. Cano has been a finalist for three awards, a Livingston Award for Young Journalists honoring outstanding achievement by professionals under the age of 35, an Education Writers Association award for data journalism and two consecutive Arizona Press Club awards for public service journalism. Cano’s stories at the Arizona Republic included a data-driven report on how Arizona has been hiring unqualified teachers and another data series uncovering an alarming percentage of unsafe school buses.

    CALmatters is a nonpartisan, nonprofit journalism venture committed to explaining how California’s state Capitol works and why it matters.

    Environmental regulation, education, health care, criminal justice, economic inequality – the debates on these issues and others have a profound impact on the lives of 38 million Californians and beyond. Yet, mirroring trends across the country, there has been a significant decline in the number of journalists covering the Capitol in Sacramento. This has meant fewer eyes on decision makers, and a public that feels disconnected from its state government.

    Our team of experienced journalists, with the time and resources to dig deep, is committed to meaningfully informing Californians about the players, politics, and interests that shape the issues that affect their lives. To ensure we reach many Californians, we work with more than 170 media partners throughout the state that have long, deep relationships with their local audiences.

    CALmatters is based in Sacramento, CA.

"California School Facilities:What Does Accountability Mean?"

Monday, March 25, 2019

9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

1215 K Street, Suite 1400, Sacramento, CA 95814
Tickets $50 each.  Eventbrite Registration Link:
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