Incorporated in 1850, the City of Santa Barbara has many facilities that are old and in need of major improvement and/or renovation. In addition, a lack of funding for streets, sidewalks, storm drains, and other streets-related infrastructure has resulted in the deterioration of these critical systems the community relies upon on a daily basis.
In November 2017, Santa Barbara residents approved Measure C - Santa Barbara Critical Infrastructure and Essential Community Services, which provided a one-cent general purpose local sales transaction and use tax. Measure C, which became effective April 1, 2018, will generate an estimated $22 million per year and provide much needed funding for critical infrastructure, to address deferred maintenance of City facilities, and to replace the City's outdated and unsafe police station.
In the Measure C Ordinance No. 5827, Section 4.14.170 establishes a Citizens' Oversight Committee, whose duties and responsibilities are to "...review the annual accountability performance report and report its findings to the City Council and to Santa Barbara citizens."
The Oversight Committee meets two times per fiscal year as follows:
All of the meetings will be open to the public.
The information and reports presented to the City Council and will also be posted to the City's Measure C web page.
The Citizen's Oversight Committee will be comprised of seven members, consisting of one (1) representative of the business community and one (1) representative of the hospitality community. Five (5) of the Committee members must be qualified electors of the City of Santa Barbara and the remaining two (2) are not required to be qualified electors of the City of Santa Barbara.
May not hold any full-time paid office or employment in City government.
|Length of Term||Four years and until successors are appointed. Staggered terms expire on December 31 of the appropriate year.|
|Meeting Schedule||This Committee meets semi-annually, 90 days within year end Annual Accountability Performance Report and in February. The meetings will be located in City Hall, Room 15, located at 735 Anacapa Street.|
|Time Involved||Unknown at this time|
|Financial Disclosure||Members are required to file a Statement of Economic Interests upon appointment, annually and when leaving the advisory group.|
|Staff Liaison||Finance Director, Finance Department - (805) 564-5334|
|Reference||Resolution No. 17-054; Ordinance No. 5827; Taxation Code and Section 7285.9|
The documents linked on this page are posted by City Staff. If you have questions, comments, suggestions, or problems with the items on this page, please contact the staff listed below. Oversight Committee members do not have City email addresses. In order to contact individual members, please send your emails to staff listed on this page. Your message will be forwarded to the appropriate Oversight Committee member.
Jennifer Tomaszewski, Interim Finance Director