Chapter 4.7. Community College Facility Deferred Maintenance and Special Repair Program
(a) The Legislature finds and declares that it is in the interests of the people of the State of California to ensure that the facilities of the California Community Colleges are repaired and maintained on a timely basis in order to provide for the safe utilization of these facilities as well as providing for the prevention of further structural damage resulting in more costly repairs. The Legislature recognizes that in many community college districts high operating costs and limited district revenues have combined to restrict the ability of community college districts to provide for the periodic maintenance and timely repair of community college facilities.
It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this chapter that funds be allocated pursuant to the requirements of this chapter to provide for the deferred maintenance and special repair of community college facilities. However, the Legislature recognizes that there may not be sufficient revenues in future years to provide an annual appropriation for the program provided by this chapter. Therefore, nothing in this chapter shall be construed to create an annual state obligation to fund this program.
(b) The Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges shall adopt rules and regulations for the allocation of funds authorized by this chapter for the deferred maintenance and special repair of community college facilities. The adopted rules and regulations shall establish criteria for the ranking of requests for funding by community college districts for funds allocated pursuant to this chapter. The adopted rules and regulations shall require districts to prepare and submit to the board of governors a five-year maintenance plan which includes plans for preventative as well as deferred maintenance in order to be eligible for state funding of deferred maintenance. The adopted rules and regulations shall require recipient districts to provide an amount of district funds equal to the amount of state funds to be allocated for facility deferred maintenance and special repair as a condition for the receipt of state funding, subject to a complete or partial waiver of this requirement by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges based upon a review of the financial condition of the district.
For the purpose of this chapter, "deferred maintenance and special repair" means unusual, nonrecurring work to restore a facility to a safe and continually useable condition for which it was intended.
(c) No community college district shall receive funds pursuant to this chapter unless the district expends at least 1/2 percent of its current operating budget for ongoing maintenance.
(d) The board of governors may, pursuant to subdivision (b), increase the percentage specified in subdivision (c).
(e) It is the intent of the Legislature that funds received by districts pursuant to this chapter supplement, not supplant, district deferred maintenance funds.
(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1372, Sec. 681.)