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Measure D Taxpayer Oversight Committee

About the Committee

The Measure D Taxpayer Oversight Committee reviews the annual independent fiscal audits of the expenditures of Measure D revenues and issues an annual report on its findings regarding compliance with the requirements of the Expenditure Plan and the Ordinance.

The oversight committee is tasked with the following responsibilities:

  • Reviewing Measure D expenditures on an annual basis to ensure that they conform to the Measure D Ordinance;
  • Reviewing the annual audit and report prepared by an independent auditor, describing how funds were spent;
  • Producing a publicly available Annual Report of Oversight Activities issued to the Regional Transportation Commission with findings regarding compliance with the requirements of Measure D and its Expenditure Plan.

Visit the Taxpayer Oversight page for links to audits and expenditure reports

Upcoming Meetings

As noted in the voter-approved Measure D Ordinance, the Taxpayer Oversight Committee meetings will be announced in advance and will be open to the general public. The Ordinance also states that the Oversight Committee shall meet at least once but no more than four times per year.

Date Location Agenda Minutes
May 9 5:30pm RTC Offices Revised Agenda Packet; Handout: general public comment Coming soon
May 28 5:30pm RTC Offices Agenda Packet

 

 

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TOC Meeting Materials Archive

Committee Membership

Per the voter-approved ordinance, the total membership of the Oversight Committee shall not exceed five (5) members and any vacancy which may occur from time to time shall be filled by the Board of Directors of the Authority as soon as reasonably possible. 

MemberSupervisorial DistrictTerm Expires
Gail JackDistrict 1February 2025
Mark JohannessenDistrict 2February 2026
Phillip Hodsdon, Vice-ChairDistrict 3February 2025
Jeannene RawlskyDistrict 4February 2026
Andre Duurvoort, ChairDistrict 5February 2025

Apply to Join to the Oversight Committee

Members of the Independent Oversight Committee shall be residents of Santa Cruz County who are neither elected officials of any government, nor employees from any agency or organization that either oversees or implements projects funded from the proceeds of the sales tax. Members will fairly represent the geographical, social, cultural and economic diversity of Santa Cruz County to ensure maximum benefit for transportation users. The Committee shall include at least one person with an accounting or fiscal management background.

Measure D Taxpayer Oversight Committee Application

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (SCCRTC) invites residents of Santa Cruz County to serve on the Measure D Taxpayer Oversight Committee (TOC). The Oversight Committee is responsible for the following (as set forth in the voter-approved Measure D Ordinance):
A. Review Expenditure Plan expenditures on an annual basis to ensure that they conform to the Ordinance.
B. Review the annual audit and report prepared by an independent auditor, describing how funds were spent.
C. Produce a publicly available Annual Report of Oversight Activities issued to the Regional Transportation Commission with findings regarding compliance with the requirements of Measure D and its Expenditure Plan.
Meetings: Maximum of four (4) per year Term: Two (2) years with option for reappointment
Name
Provide a brief statement indicating why you are interested in serving on the Measure D Taxpayer Oversight Committee.
Describe any relevant work or volunteer experience that would make you qualified for this appointment, including if you have an accounting or fiscal management background.
Describe any experience you have had serving on commissions, boards, or committees, including if you are currently a member of any commissions, boards, or committees.
The voter-approved Measure D Ordinance states that the Oversight Committee will fairly represent the “social, cultural, and economic diversity of Santa Cruz County to ensure maximum benefit for transportation users.” Describe how you are representative of Santa Cruz County residents and taxpayers. This may include information about ethnicity, race, where you were born, first language or languages spoken at home, age, gender, if you have a disability, occupation, household income and household size, where your live (e.g. neighborhood, urban, rural, suburban, if you rent or own your home or if you are unhoused or have been in the past), etc. (Note- you are not required to provide information on these demographics, but it will help the RTC measure how well committees reflect the community and meet the requirements of the Ordinance.)
Members of the Measure D Oversight Committee must be Santa Cruz County residents who are neither elected officials of any government, nor employees from any agency or organization* that either oversees or implements projects funded from the proceeds of the Measure D sales tax.
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