Skip to main content Skip to main navigation Skip to footer

Citizens Bond Oversight Committee & Continuing Disclosure

MarinHealth Medical Center

Electronic Municipal Market Access

The District’s bond covenants require the annual publication of a Continuing Disclosure document which includes:

1. The audited financial statements of the District for the prior fiscal year and
2. Assessed value of taxable property in the District as shown on the recent equalized assessment role and
3. A list of the top 20 property taxpayers in the District for the then current fiscal year.

The Continuing Disclosure is to be filed by October 1 of each year with the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board through its Electronic Municipal Market Access System.

At the end of 2015, the Marin Healthcare District Board of Directors appointed six community members to its Citizens Bond Oversight Committee. This committee monitors the use of funds from the Measure F General Obligation Bond that are being used to finance Marin General Hospital’s new hospital replacement project.

During their term, committee members represent, advocate and promote the interest of District taxpayers and keep the public informed about how Measure F funds are being allocated and spent. Meetings are held quarterly for the duration of the project - approximately four years. Each committee member serves for a term of two years and does not receive compensation. Committee members are not on the Hospital, District, or Foundation Board of Directors or on any other related committee. For more information about the purpose and duties of the committee, download the Citizens Bond Oversight Committee Charter.

Meetings & Materials

  • Bond Financing 101: For more in-depth information on how the bond process works to support the new hospital, click here.
  • Public Meetings: Visit the public meetings section of our website for location information and materials related to the Citizens Bond Oversight Committee.

Chief Financial Officer's Annual Report

Citizens Bond Oversight Committee Annual Report

Meet the Committee

Leslie Lava, Chair

Attorney at Law
Leslie M. Lava is an attorney who specializes in the area of municipal finance. She has played the lead role on over 375 financings aggregating in excess of $55 billion in principal amount on a wide variety of projects over the past 35 years.

Ms. Lava received her Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Vanderbilt University and her Juris Doctor degree, with honors, from the University of Florida College of Law. She is a volunteer with the recreation and educations departments at San Quentin State Prison and with the SHARE program at Marin Humane Society. Leslie is also an active agility competitor with her canine superstars, Tigger (now retired) and Rosie.

Steven Dely

Steve Dely retired from Grumman Corporation, an aerospace, engineering and manufacturing company, as Senior Corporate Officer responsible for the company’s legal, human resource, public affairs, and other administrative departments. Prior to joining Grumman, he served as a Captain in the Army’s Military Police Corps after his graduation from City College of New York and Brooklyn Law School. Mr. Dely was admitted to the practice of law in New York State, the United States District Court (Southern and Eastern Districts), and the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Dely has served on the Board of Directors of not-for-profit organizations including the Family Service League, headquartered in Huntington, NY where his service included two years as Chairman of its Strategic Planning Committee. He was also an active member of his County Bar Association where he chaired its Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and performed pro bono service as a fee dispute arbitrator

Mr. Dely completed the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration’s Program for Management Development and served on President Reagan’s Private Sector Survey on Cost Control in Washington, D.C.


George J. (Chip) Feiss, III

Chip is an investor. He is the founder of M2 Inc., a boutique investment advisory firm and Blue Diamond Capital, a trading company. His work as a frontier markets investor was profiled in a Wall Street Journal article. He served as the CEO of Vivid Image Technology through its acquisition by a division of Canon Inc. in Tokyo.

Chip was a Senior Fellow at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government's Center for Business and Government working on impact investing based economic development projects all over the world. He has served on numerous boards and is currently on the board of Zen Hospice in San Francisco.

Jonathan Frieman

Community Activist
A committed community activist in Marin for over 20 years, Jonathan Frieman is an experienced philanthropist and has traveled the world on site visits for the Threshold, Piton, and JoMiJo Foundations. He served as the mediator for the lawsuit brought by the Albert Park neighborhood against the City of San Rafael and the San Rafael Pacifics. He also helped raised funds for Marin Clean Energy. Additionally, Jonathan helped lead the fight against the entry of Target Stores into San Rafael and now sits on the Target Fund helping disburse funds from that settlement. Now Treasurer of San Rafael’s Business Improvement District, he serves on the Advisory Board of the San Rafael Pacifics and as a trustee of the Marin County Law Library.

As a past member of Ritter Center’s Board, he helped negotiate their current use permit, and helped Ritter become a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). As past president of the board of the Marin City Health and Wellness Center, he helped them gain FQHC status. He also worked for passage of the bond election for the new hospital and twice ran for the board of the Marin Healthcare District. He earned his law degree at San Francisco New College School of Law and his Master’s of Public Administration at the University of Denver. Jonathan raises honey ants with his wife on a farm in San Rafael.

Charles Reite

Retired Judge
Charles Reite is a retired federal Administrative Law Judge serving in hearing offices in San Rafael and San Francisco for 15 years hearing primarily medical/disability appeals.  Prior to that he was a civil trial lawyer in Minnesota representing clients in a broad range of cases in commercial and family areas of the legal spectrum.  During that time he was also a certified mediator/arbitrator and active in state and local bar activities including the Ethics, Civil Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Attorney Fee Arbitration committees as well as being on the Hennepin County, AAA and NASD arbitration panels.  He was admitted to practice before the Minnesota State, U.S. District Court for MN, U.S. Court of Appeals, U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

Prior to and during his legal career, Judge Reite served in the U.S. Navy for 36 years.  His first active duty as a Naval Flight Officer was with a squadron at the Naval Air Station Alameda in 1965 with 2 combat tours on aircraft carriers in Viet Nam before going to law school.  After law school he stayed in the Naval Reserve as a JAG officer and served as CO of several reserve JAG units and finally as a certified Military Trial Judge and retired as a Captain. 

Minneapolis, MN is his hometown and where he resided and raised his family including a son and daughter until he was selected to be an Administrative Law Judge in 1997 in San Rafael.  During that time he was active in church and community activities.  As vice president and president of the Southwest Minneapolis Athletic Council he organized and coached kid teams from soccer in the fall to T Ball in the spring for recreational park board pre high school teams for 10 years.  He served on the Minneapolis Park Board Advisory Board.  In addition, he created the first traveling basketball teams for boys and girls in the city to allow city kids to compete with the suburban programs of long standing.

After high school in Edina, MN, he graduated from the University of MN with a B.A. and later after active duty with the Navy graduated from the University of Michigan Law School with a J.D.  

Jeffrey Tsai

Partner, Alston & Bird LLP
Jeff Tsai is a partner at Alston & Bird LLP. He leads the firm’s State Attorneys General Practice and is a member of the Litigation & Trial Practice and Government & Internal Investigations Groups. Prior to joining the firm, Jeff served for almost three years as Special Assistant Attorney General of California. He also previously served for many years as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami and the U.S. Justice Department’s Public Integrity Section in Washington, D.C.

Jeff is on the board of directors of San Francisco’s Chinese Historical Society of America and most recently served on the board of directors of the University of Texas at Austin’s national alumni association.

Jeff received his J.D. from Georgetown University and B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. He lives in southern Marin County with his wife and two young daughters.