Measure Q Oversight Committee
Ordinance 2015-01, otherwise known as the Local Transit Funding for Senior Citizens, Veterans and People with Disabilities sales tax (Measure Q), requires annual performance and financial audits as well as citizen oversight to ensure that the revenue raised is properly used.
Appointed members of the committee, under the terms and conditions outlined by the Local Transit Funding for Senior Citizens, Veterans and People with Disabilities sales tax ordinance 2015-01 (ordinance), approved by the voters of Monterey County on November 4, 2014, serve as an oversight committee to review and report on the revenue and expenditure of funds generated from the sales tax.
Structure of Committee and Appointment of Members
Members of this committee will be appointed by the District board of directors, serve up to a three-year term, and will consist of, at minimum, a representative of each of the following:
- The Salinas urbanized area, to include a representative from the City of Salinas;
- The Seaside- Marina-Monterey urbanized area to include a representative from among the cities of Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Seaside, Del Rey Oaks, Sand City, and Marina;
- The non-urbanized areas to include a representative from among the cities of Gonzales, Greenfield, Soledad, and King City;
- The County of Monterey, to include a representative from an unincorporated area of Monterey County;
- A bona fide non-profit organization that represents the interests of taxpayers in the County; and
- The District’s existing mobility advisory committee, to include two members of the mobility advisory committee.
A subcommittee of the board will be appointed by the board, as necessary, to review and recommend qualified applicants for appointment to the committee. The MST board of directors will approve all committee appointments.
Member Qualifications, Duties, and Responsibilities
The Measure Q advisory committee serves as an oversight committee to review and report on the revenue and expenditure of funds from the Measure Q sales tax in accordance with its expenditure plan. All members must reside in one of the service areas listed above.
Members may be required to meet bi-annually (twice per year) at a regular date and time agreed upon by a majority of the members to serve as an oversight committee to review and report on the revenue and expenditure of funds from the Measure Q sales tax. The meetings will be open and public in compliance with the Ralph M. Brown Act (Government Code Section 54950 et seq.) and will be held at a location accessible to persons with disabilities and public transportation.
Terms of Service
Members of the Measure Q advisory committee should be prepared to serve up to a three (3) year term. Terms will be staggered so that, insofar as possible, one-third of appointments will expire each year. Members are eligible for reappointment.