The San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) is recruiting members for the newly formed Measure W Congestion Relief Plan Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee (COC). The COC is tasked with reviewing the administration of tax revenue to ensure that funds are invested in a manner consistent with the plan.
Appointed members of the COC will receive findings of an independent audit, hold a public hearing and issue a report annually to provide county residents with information regarding how Measure W revenues are being spent.
COC members will be appointed by the SamTrans Board of Directors based on a written application. Interested persons can either fill out an online application or download a fillable/printable application here. Applications are due no later than October 30, 2020.
Under SamTrans’ Board-approved appointment process, terms for COC positions will be staggered. The length of each appointee’s initial term will vary, with no term exceeding three years. Five members will serve initial terms of one year, five other members will serve two-year initial terms and the remaining five members will serve full three-year terms. Subsequent terms will be three years for all members. Seats with one-, two- and three-year initial terms will be selected randomly prior to the application process.
Meetings will occur at least once annually, with the first meeting set for early 2021. All public meetings will be hosted virtually via Zoom until further notice and conducted in accordance with the Ralph M. Brown Act.
For more information, visit www.samtrans.com/COC.
###About SamTrans: SamTrans operates 70 routes throughout San Mateo County. Funded in part by a half-cent sales tax, the San Mateo County Transit District also provides administrative support for Caltrain and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority. SamTrans has provided bus service to San Mateo County customers since 1976.
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