Measure "O" Oversight Committee

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Agendas, Minutes & City Council Items


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. City Council Items are also provided for Committee matters brought before the City Council.
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Measure O Annual Reports


FY 2020-21 Measure O Annual Report | View All

Members


  • Ellen Bailey, Chair
    Appointed by Jack Tibbets
  • Evette Minor
     Appointed by Eddie Alvarez
  • Elias Hinit 
     Appointed by Natalie Rogers
  • Nicholas Caston
    Appointed by Chris Rogers
  • Manza Atkinson
    Appointed by Victoria Fleming
  • Andrew Smith
    Appointed by John Sawyer
  • Jennielynn Holmes                                      Appointed by Tom Schwedhelm
  • Manza Atkinson
    Appointed by Victoria Fleming 
im Wieschendorff
Appointed by Ernesto Olivares
Jim Wieschendorff
Appointed by Ernesto Olivares
Jim Wieschendorff
Appointed by Ernesto Olivares

About the Committee


Measure O


On August 3, 2004, the Council adopted Ordinance 3680 (PDF) which imposed a special transactions and use tax to generate revenues to be utilized for specific Police, Fire and gang prevention and intervention programs, as set forth in the Ordinance. The special tax ballot measure, known as Measure O (M-O), was approved by over two-thirds of the voters and the election results certified on December 7, 2004.

In November 2016, the voters approved Council adopted Ordinance 4082 (PDF), which established a new baseline calculation based on each program's percentage of the current fiscal year's Total General Fund Budgeted Expenditures.  The baseline percentages are 34.3% for Police, 23.7% for Fire, and .4% for the Gang Prevention Program.

Formation of the Oversight Committee


In accordance with the ordinance, the City Council established a seven-member Citizen Oversight Committee (COC) to annually review expenditures and appropriations of the tax revenues generated as a result of the passage of Measure O. The Committee also reviews changes to the Measure O Implementation Plan and other items related to Measure O funding.

Roles & Responsibilities


View an explanation of Committee Roles and Responsibilities (PDF). Please note that this committee acts only as an oversight capacity and does not set policy.