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10:57
CCTModerator: 
Good morning, readers.
Wednesday July 28, 2010 10:57 CCTModerator
10:57
CCTModerator: 
We'll begin our live chat on the Mt. Diablo school district shortly.
Wednesday July 28, 2010 10:57 CCTModerator
11:01
CCTModerator: 
We've been covering this story for a little bit. Here's a Matt Krupnick article: "Mt. Diablo solar decision could leave Chevron in the dark"
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:01 CCTModerator
11:01
Matt Krupnick: 
Good morning. This is Matt Krupnick, a reporter at the Contra Costa Times.
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:01 Matt Krupnick
11:02
CCTModerator: 
Welcome, Matt.
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:02 CCTModerator
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[Comment From Kathy, Walnut Creek Kathy, Walnut Creek : ] 
Is there a way to monitor this money will only go to upgrades? And is there any relief for Senior Citizens on fixed income. Continuing tax increase.
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:02 Kathy, Walnut Creek
11:03
Theresa Harrington: 
The district is establishing a bond oversight committee that will track how the money is spent. There is a senior exemption.
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:03 Theresa Harrington
11:03
Gary Eberhart: 
Hello
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:03 Gary Eberhart
11:03
Peter Scheer: 
Good morning. This is Peter Scheer, executive director of the First Amendment Coalition
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:03 Peter Scheer
11:03
CCTModerator: 
Also: Theresa Harrington's "Mt. Diablo trustees approved bond for ballot without knowing which projects were needed."
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:03 CCTModerator
11:03
CCTModerator: 
Welcome, Theresa and Peter and Gary.
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:03 CCTModerator
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[Comment From Joe Smith Joe Smith : ] 
Gary Eberhart posted on his blog that Greg Rolen does not have the poll results. This is inconsistent with what has been disclosed in the paper. Which is it?
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:03 Joe Smith
11:04
Gary Eberhart: 
Joe, if that was a question for me, I stand behind what I posted yesterday.
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:04 Gary Eberhart
11:05
Gary Eberhart: 
That said, the poll is out there and we can get it, we just need to locate it. Someone has a copy.
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:05 Gary Eberhart
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[Comment From Joe SmithJoe Smith: ] 
You stand behind the fact that Greg Rolen doesn't have the poll results?
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:05 Joe Smith
11:05
Gary Eberhart: 
That is correct joe
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:05 Gary Eberhart
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[Comment From Doctor J Doctor J : ] 
Hello
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:06 Doctor J
11:06
Gary Eberhart: 
excuse spelling errors please, I am not the best typist and I will do my best to keep up.
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:06 Gary Eberhart
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[Comment From NG Parent NG Parent : ] 
Good news on the Chevron decision. There has been entirely too little transparency on the spending resulting from Measure C.
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:06 NG Parent
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[Comment From Linda LozaLinda Loza: ] 
Gary I am sure you can obtain a copy from Alex Evans at EMC Research.
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:06 Linda Loza
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Gary Eberhart: 
Hello
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:07 Gary Eberhart
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[Comment From Joe SmithJoe Smith: ] 
That seems inconsistent with what has been reported to have been said by Theresa.
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:07 Joe Smith
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[Comment From Sheila IskinSheila Iskin: ] 
What is the current status of the oversight committee?
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:07 Sheila Iskin
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[Comment From Sheila Iskin Sheila Iskin : ] 
Hi Gary,
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:07 Sheila Iskin
11:08
[Comment From Jen B Jen B : ] 
Per the 7/22 article, can the District now detail how they will go about selecting providers for solar power? On what basis will they compare firms to Chevron?
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:08 Jen B
11:08
[Comment From Tom Kelly Tom Kelly : ] 
What are the district's current plans for putting out an RFP for the solar project? It was a good decision on the district's part to avoid a sole-source award.
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:08 Tom Kelly
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[Comment From Brett Illers Brett Illers : ] 
Hello
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:08 Brett Illers
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[Comment From Doctor JDoctor J: ] 
and inconsistent with his letter to Theresa
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:08 Doctor J
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[Comment From Brett Illers Brett Illers : ] 
They have no basis for comparison without a proper bid
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:08 Brett Illers
11:09
[Comment From Joe SmithJoe Smith: ] 
Theresa, can you comment on what Greg Rolen has sadi to you about the pool results.
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:09 Joe Smith
11:09
Gary Eberhart: 
Jen. We will develop an request for quotation (RFQ) and that will outline how a vendor will be selected. We should have that in August sometime.
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:09 Gary Eberhart
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Matt Krupnick: 
Gary, the superintendent said a request for proposals would go out on Aug. 2. By "request for quotation," are you referring to the same RFP?
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:10 Matt Krupnick
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Gary Eberhart: 
We hope to have a RFQ for the Board to approve sometime in August. Responders will have 30 days (I believe) to submit proposals. We will then chose the top responders and interview them to determine who can provide the best price and service to the district.
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:11 Gary Eberhart
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Peter Scheer: 
Have the bonds authorized by Measure C already been issued? In the current financial climate I think it's an open question whether there will be buyers for this debt.
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:11 Peter Scheer
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Gary Eberhart: 
RFP and RFQ in this case are the same thing.
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:11 Gary Eberhart
11:12
Gary Eberhart: 
No bonds have been issues to my knowledge.
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:12 Gary Eberhart
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Gary Eberhart: 
I am trying to keep up. If I miss a question, I am not ignoring you. Just retype it.
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:12 Gary Eberhart
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Gary Eberhart: 
Dr. J. I can't answer for Rolen
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:13 Gary Eberhart
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[Comment From Doctor JDoctor J: ] 
Gary, why didn't Rolen give all the emails to Theresa in a timely manner ?
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:13 Doctor J
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[Comment From Brett IllersBrett Illers: ] 
Why are you using an RFQ process which often has no firm bidder numbers an RFP would be a far better solution because it contains actual numbers whereas an RFQ does not.
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:14 Brett Illers
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[Comment From Tom KellyTom Kelly: ] 
San Ramon Valley Unified went through an open bid process for the 3.5 MW project they are going with. A consultant developed a strong RFQ/RFP that resulted in a number of strong proposals that included a performance guarantee on the PV output and a maintenance contract that covered the 16 years of the bond payoff.
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:14 Tom Kelly
11:14
Theresa Harrington: 
Here is what Greg Rolen wrote on June 23:
"Unfortunately, upon reconsideration the district must reject the legal authority upon which you rely. Based on the information you provided the polling results were not provided to a 'majority' of the legislative body. Consequenty, Government Code section 54957.5 is inapplicable. Assuming arguendo, that section is applicable it provides that it does not include any writing that is exempt from disclosure because they are writings not maintained by the district in the ordinary course of business and the interest in withholding these documents clearly outweighs the public interest in dislosing them. (See previous discussion.)"

Our attorney called Rolen to dispute his claims, saying the documents are public record and the government code section he cites does not apply, since it refers to draft documents. I also called to ask why he claimed it was not in the public's interest to disclose the results. He did not return my calls or the calls or our attorney.
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:14 Theresa Harrington
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[Comment From Doctor JDoctor J: ] 
Gary, he's the Board's lawyer. You are his boss.
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:16 Doctor J
11:16
[Comment From Joe SmithJoe Smith: ] 
Gary, you can't comment for Rolen? Are you or are you not his boss?
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:16 Joe Smith
11:16
[Comment From Joe Smith Joe Smith : ] 
Theresa please comment on the statements about Greg Rolen not having the poll results. Gary keeps dodging the question.
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:16 Joe Smith
11:17
Gary Eberhart: 
The Board does not review every correspondence that Greg Rolen publishes. No, I can't comment for Greg Rolen.
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:17 Gary Eberhart
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Peter Scheer: 
Given California's financial rating, the continuing budget stalemate, and the absence of revenue associated with these bond expenditures, I think there is a decent probability that Mt Diablo will not be able to sell these bonds at all. The bond market may impose the fiscal discipline that the school district resists. Same thing happened to Greece.
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:17 Peter Scheer
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Gary Eberhart: 
How am I dodging the question. I don't have the answer.
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:17 Gary Eberhart
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Theresa Harrington: 
It is possible that Greg Rolen does not have the poll results. However, he can certainly get them, as Peter Scheer pointed out. They are accessible to the district and have been in the possession of some board members and the superintendent.
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:18 Theresa Harrington
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[Comment From Brett Illers Brett Illers : ] 
an RFQ and RFP are very different an RFQ contains no contractable pricing quotes whereas an RFP contains actual pricing
Wednesday July 28, 2010 11:18 Brett Illers
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