Measure X Oversight Taken Seriously

Salinas, CA (May 2, 2018) — In November 2016, Monterey County voters approved Measure X, a sales tax for the Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) to fund regional and local transportation improvement projects. It was the fifth try since 1998 to get a sales tax approved for this purpose.

To help win voter support for the tax, the TAMC board included in the ballot measure a mandatory Citizens Oversight Committee with broad and diverse representation. This committee is supposed to be a check and balance against the spending decisions of the TAMC board, agency staff, and local governments that are entitled to some of the Measure X tax revenue.

Now the board has 20 members and 20 alternates representing many different perspectives throughout Monterey County.

To read the full article, written by Kevin Dayton, Chair of the Citizens Oversight Committee and a member of the Chamber of Commerce, turn to page 8 of the journal at this link:https://issuu.com/salinaschamber/docs/svbj_may_2018