Cordoba Corporation’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Randall D. Martinez, who serves as Vice Chairman of the Proposition 39 (California Clean Energy Jobs Act) California’s Citizens Oversight Board (COB), is pleased to announce that the COB delivered its 5th Annual Proposition 39 Clean Energy Jobs Act Report to the Legislature in April. A high-level overview of the COB’s report can be found in the following document: 2020 Proposition 39 Citizens Oversight Board Findings and Recommendations.
Mr. Martinez was first appointed to the Proposition 39 COB by the California Attorney General in 2014 and re-appointed by Attorney General Becerra in 2018. California voters passed Proposition 39 in November 2012 to create jobs, save energy, reduce energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions, and provide job training and workforce development in related fields. By focusing on public schools, community colleges, and other school facilities, the California Clean Energy Jobs Act has created energy and cost savings, and has improved the classroom-learning environment for students and educators across California—all while advancing California’s broader climate and energy goals.
The COB’s recommendations in its 5th Annual Report to the Legislature include the following:
- Provide annual appropriations to the Clean Energy Jobs Fund, to allow for continued energy savings, emission reductions, and jobs at California’s public schools.
- Absent annual appropriations to the Clean Energy Jobs Fund, provide direct appropriations to the Energy Commission for the development of a Proposition 39 K-12 Competitive Grant Program to support continued energy savings, emission reductions, and job creation at California’s public schools.
- Absent annual appropriations to the Clean Energy Jobs Fund, provide direct appropriations to the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to support continued energy savings, emission reductions, and job creation at California’s Community Colleges.
- Provide direct appropriations to the Energy Commission to support the School Bus Replacement Program.
- Provide direct baseline appropriations to the Citizens Oversight Board to support the continuation of Board operations, independent audits of the Clean Energy Jobs Fund and selected projects, and annual evaluations to the Legislature.
“I join my fellow board members in being impressed with how the California Clean Energy Jobs Act continues to create real value for the state of California. By approving Proposition 39 in 2012, California’s voters provided a foundation for us to meet California’s larger education, energy, climate, and economic development goals,” stated Randall D. Martinez. “We recommend the Legislature continue to fund this program going forward through annual appropriations, now that direct funding from tax revenues generated by Proposition 39 has ended. This program creates jobs, provides for enhanced learning environments, and has a profound effect on meeting our state’s clean energy goals.”
The 2020 Annual Report and Appendices, as well as detailed information about the above recommendations to the Legislature, are available at the enclosed link: 5th Annual Proposition 39 Clean Energy Jobs Act Report to the Legislature. Additional information about the Prop 39 COB can be found at: The California Clean Energy Jobs Act (Proposition 39) – Citizens Oversight Board.
About Randall D. Martinez
Mr. Martinez earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Finance from the University of Southern California and is licensed in California as a general engineering contractor. As COO of Cordoba, he is responsible for overall service delivery and resource allocation and has company-wide responsibility to develop strategic marketing plans, maintain client relations and provide corporate communications throughout California.
About Cordoba Corporation
Founded in 1983, Cordoba Corporation is statewide full-service engineering, construction management and program management firm specializing in the delivery of infrastructure projects in transportation, education, water and energy sectors. Cordoba Corporation has offices in Sacramento, San Francisco, San Ramon, Chatsworth, Los Angeles, Ontario, Santa Ana and San Diego, and has been recognized by Engineering News-Record as a Top 50 Program Management Firm and a Top 100 Construction Management-for-Fee Firm in the nation, and a Top 100 Design Firm in California.
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