Seats on oversight committee

12/05/2013

There are five openings on the community oversight committee for the implementation of Measure A funds, which come from a temporary sales tax and go toward parks, open space and farmland preservation in Marin. One volunteer position should represent the agricultural community and possesses experience in farmland preservation or knowledge of conservation easements; the other four should have expertise in financial management and reporting, public agency administration or other disciplines that would serve the committee’s mission. None of the representatives may be employed by a governmental or non-governmental organization that oversees or benefits from the distribution of Measure A funds. The quarter-cent sales tax, approved in November 2012, is expected to generate $10 million annually for its nine-year term. The committee will review annual expenditures of those funds, oversee an annual audit and prepare an annual report describing how funds were spent. The application deadline is Dec. 30 and applications are available at marincounty.org (click on “Boards and Commissions”) or by calling (415) 473.7331.