College of the Canyons manages almost $300 million including including numerous grants that affect not just COC but other colleges in the California Community College system. More specifically in 2019-2020, the portion of unrestricted discretionary moneys in the budget at COC is $126,907,599 million.
As a public official, Edel believes she has a responsibility to provide oversight over budget development and expenditures to ensure:
1. Moneys are spent in a manner that reflects respect for taxpayers who entrust us with their tax dollars to make sound and judicious fiscal decisions
2. Moneys are spent in a manner that values teaching and learning, that is... as close to students as possible!
Edel is vigilant and can be seen asking questions at every Board meeting regarding expenditures!