The College Planning and Budget Committee is a participatory governance committee. It is the primary recommending body to the College President on matters of college-wide planning and budget. Recommendations that originate from other College committees will be processed as appropriate through this committee.

The College President will convey back to P&B actions on every recommendation and, upon request by this body, offer rationale when the recommendation is amended or denied.

It is understood that the authority of the Academic Senate, the Associated Students of Golden West College and the agreements of our established collective bargaining agents are not diminished by the provisions of this document.

Planning and Budget will have the primary responsibility for the following:

  1. District adopted budgets (College general fund) will be presented to this body.
  2. Other proposed College budgets will be reviewed, and feedback provided by P&B prior to being forwarded with a recommendation to the College President.
  3. Requests for additional budget augmentations and/or requests for level-two funding (College-wide Program Review) will be processed through P&B.
  4. Faculty replacement and augmentation recommendations (permanent/tenure general fund positions) will be sent to the College President and processed through P&B in consultation with the Academic Senate.
  5. Contracts that obligate the College and provide essential services will use a consultation process coordinated with P&B.
  6. Facility planning, capital replacement schedules, and other cyclical replacement plans will be processed through P&B.
  7. Bond Measure projects will be reviewed by P&B but are under the direction of the Citizens Oversight Committee.
  8. The College Foundation, Enterprise fund, and grants are recognized as independent entities; however, summary reports, as appropriate, will be made on an annual basis.
  9. Discussions will occur on how other budgets (categorical funding) may be integrated into the planning process.
  10. Master Plan revisions and/or recommendations, guidelines, or proposals will be presented to P&B.​

Meeting Schedule, Agendas, and Minutes

The Planning and Budget Committee meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm during the primary academic semesters. Agendas and Zoom information are posted the Friday prior to the meeting.

Questions may be directed to Diana Retes, Executive Assistant to the President, at or 714-895-8178.

Planning and Budget Committee
2021 - 2022
Meeting Dates Agendas Minutes
September 8, 2021 09-08-21 PB Agenda [PDF]
September 22, 2021 09-22-21 PB Agenda [PDF]
October 13, 2021
October 27, 2021
November 10, 2021
November 24, 2021
December 8, 2021
February 9, 2022
February 23, 2022
March 9, 2022
March 23, 2022
April 13, 2022
April 27, 2022
May 11, 2022


To view agendas and minutes from previous meetings, please visit Planning and Budget Committee Portal

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