Measure D Taxpayer Oversight Committee

Measure D Taxpayer Oversight Committee


The Measure D Taxpayer Oversight Committee will review the annual independent fiscal audit of the expenditures of the Measure D Transportation Tax funds and issue an annual report on its findings regarding compliance with the requirements of the Expenditure Plan and the Ordinance. The oversight committee will be 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

Duties of the Oversight Committee will begin, following an audit of the first year of Measure D expenditures.


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.

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.

Member Supervisorial District Term Expires
Janet Edwards District 1 September 2020
Michael Machado District 2 September 2020
Abel Rodriguez District 3 September 2020
Carmen Herrera Mansir District 4 September 2020
Todd Guin District 5 September 2020


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

Meeting Agendas

Date Location Agenda Minutes
May 13, 2019 RTC Offices Agenda Minutes
March 25, 2019 RTC Offices Agenda Minutes
October 29, 2018 RTC Offices Agenda Minutes

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About Measure D

RTC Contact

Shannon Munz
Communications Specialist
(831) 460-3200