The City of Menifee has extended the application period for accepting applications from community members interested in serving on the city’s Measure DD Oversight Committee until 5pm on March 17, 2017.
In November 2016, the Menifee community overwhelmingly adopted Measure DD, a one percent sales tax increase that will take effect April 1, 2017. In striving for transparency and accountability, Menifee’s City Council recently approved the creation of a five-member Oversight Committee to make budget recommendations to the City Council about Measure DD sales tax revenue the City anticipates receiving.
“The City Council has requested that an oversight committee be formed to ensure Measure DD generated revenue from sales tax, in fact remains local in the whole sense of the word,” said Interim City Manager Ron Bradley. “Revenues will be used to prevent cuts to City services like local police, fire and paramedic services, and to maintain critical City services like 911 emergency response times, park and road maintenance, and general city services.”
The City Council will appoint a five community members at future City Council meeting to the Measure DD Oversight Committee from a pool of qualified applicants. Committee members will serve as community representatives in an advisory capacity to the City Council and will make funding recommendations to ensure Measure DD expenditures meet the stated requirements. Members of the Measure DD Oversight Committee will serve a two year term, with a maximum of a four year term limit (if re-appointed), and committee members will meet at least twice annually and other special meetings as called.
To qualify to serve on a City committee or commission, interested applicants must be a Menifee resident, a registered voter in Menifee, and may not be an officer or employee of the City, or serve on another committee or commission in another city. The application form is available on the City’s website, www.cityofmenifee.us/committeessandcommissions.
Applications are due at 5pm on March 17, 2017 and new appointments are anticipated to be made on the April 5, 2017 City Council meeting.