KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR TAX DOLLARS

RESIDENTS NEEDED FROM THE SECOND AND THIRD SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICTS

Measure M calls for an independent Taxpayer Oversight Committee to oversee compliance with the Ordinance as specified in the Transportation Ordinance and Plan. The Grand Jurors Association of Orange County (GJAOC) Taxpayer Oversight Committee Selection Panel is conducting the recruitment program and will screen all applications and recommend qualified potential candidates for membership. Please note that this is a volunteer position and no monetary compensation will be paid to committee members.

The responsibilities of the 11-member Measure M Taxpayer Oversight Committee are to:
  • Ensure all transportation revenue collected from Measure M is spent on the projects approved by the voters as part of the Plan;
  • Ratify any changes in the Plan and recommend any major changes go back to the voters for approval;
  • Participate in ensuring that all jurisdictions in Orange County conform with the requirements of Measure M before receipt of any tax monies for local projects;
  • Hold annual public meetings regarding the expenditure and status of funds generated by Measure M;
  • Review independent audits of issues regarding the Plan and performance of the Orange County Transportation Authority regarding the expenditure of Measure M sales tax monies.
  • Annually certify OCTA is proceeding in accordance with the Plan.

WHO CAN APPLY TO SERVE?

Any Orange County citizen 18 years or older may apply to serve on the Measure M Taxpayer Oversight Committee. Potential candidates will be reviewed on the basis of the following criteria:
  • Commitment and ability to participate in Taxpayer Oversight Committee meetings for a three-year term from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2020. The Committee will maintain time and meeting requirements. The Committee currently meets bi-monthly.
  • Demonstrated interest and history of participation in community activities, with special emphasis on transportation-related activities.
  • Lack of conflict of financial interest with respect to the allocation of the sales tax revenue generated by Measure M. All Taxpayer Oversight Committee members are required to sign a conflict of interest form when accepting appointment.
  • Elected or appointed city, district, county, state or federal officials are not eligible to serve.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:

All applications MUST be received no later than May 1, 2017.
For more information on the committee, please call Emily Mason, OCTA Community Relations Specialist, at 714-560-5421

T