-- Kathleen Bute joins Grossmont Hospital bond oversight group
A volunteer citizens group overseeing the spending of millions of dollars in voter-approved bonds for construction projects at Sharp Grossmont Hospital has a new member. El Cajon resident Kathleen Bute, a financial policy and planning officer with the County of San Diego Auditor and Controller Dept., has agreed to serve on the Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (ICBOC), whose members have experience in project management, large-scale construction operations, finance, labor and healthcare industries.
Bute is replacing Robert “Bob” Ayres, who was recently appointed to the Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) board of directors. Ayres, who joined the ICBOC in 2008, is a retired banking executive with management and construction finance experience. Bute has 24 years of financial service experience with government agencies. She joined the County of San Diego in 1987, and has served with several County departments, including Agriculture, Weights and Measures, Purchasing and Contracting, and Public Works prior to joining the Auditor and Controller Department. Her appointment to ICBOC was made by the GHD board of directors.
The ICBOC group has been meeting since 2006, when voters approved Proposition G, a $247 million bond measure sponsored by the Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD), a taxpayer-supported public agency that serves as landlord of Grossmont Hospital, including ownership of the property and buildings, on behalf of local taxpayers. The ICBOC group is charged with monitoring Prop. G-related construction expenditures by the Grossmont Healthcare District. Bond revenues are projected to fund capital infrastructure improvements at the La Mesa hospital through 2016.
GHD is seeking applications for future appointments to the ICBOC. ICBOC members serve for no more than two, two-year terms, and must have certain qualifications and expertise in project management, construction, finance, medical and labor industries. Interested volunteers can obtain an application at the GHD offices, 9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa, or by phoning (619) 825-5050.
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