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OCTA Seeks Members for the Measure M Taxpayer Oversight Committee

Applications are available for the first, second, fourth and fifth supervisorial districts

ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority is seeking qualified volunteers to represent the first, second, fourth and fifth supervisorial districts on the independent Taxpayer Oversight Committee.

The Taxpayer Oversight Committee is an 11-member committee that monitors OCTA’s use of Measure M funds. The half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements was renewed by voters in 2006 after first being approved in 1990.

Applications are currently being accepted through May 3 for four openings – one each in the first, second, fourth and fifth supervisorial districts. Applicants must be Orange County residents, at least 18 years old and live in the supervisorial district that they will represent. Potential committee members should demonstrate a history of participating in community activities, with knowledge and expertise in transportation. Applicants would be serving a three-year term from July 2024 to June 2027.

The Grand Jurors’ Association of Orange County will be conducting in-person interviews to determine qualified candidates between May 14-18. From the candidate pool the Grand Jurors’ Association deems qualified, a random drawing will take place at the OCTA Board of Directors meeting on June 24, to select the members.

The independent committee ensures that all Measure M funds are spent as promised on voter-approved transportation projects and programs. The local half-cent sales tax is expected to generate approximately $14.8 billion through 2041, with 43% of funding dedicated to freeway improvements, 32% to local street projects and 25% to transit. Measure M also includes two unique environmental programs that help protect local habitats and improve water quality throughout Orange County.

The First District consists of the cities of Cypress, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, Westminster, a portion of Garden Grove and the unincorporated communities of Midway City and Rossmoor.

The Second District consists of the cities of Orange, Santa Ana, Tustin, portions of Anaheim, Garden Grove, the unincorporated community of North Tustin.

The Fourth District consists of the cities of Brea, Buena Park, Fullerton, La Habra, Placentia, Stanton, and portions of Anaheim.

The Fifth District consists of the cities of Aliso Viejo, Costa Mesa, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Newport Beach, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, portions of Irvine and the unincorporated communities of Coto de Caza, Ladera Ranch, La Flores and Rancho Mission Viejo.

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