On November 8, 2016, Santa Paula voters enacted the Santa Paula Local One-Cent Sales Tax (“Measure T”). Measure T required the City to establish an oversight committee to make recommendations to the City Council on the expenditures of revenues generated by the sales tax measure and inform the public and the City Council to ensure that such revenue is expended in accordance with the intention of the voters and State Law. These Guidelines are intended to implement the oversight provisions of Measure T.
A U.S. Citizen, 18 years of age, a resident of the City, and not a public employee.
Must submit an annual statement of financial disclosure in compliance with the Political Reform Act, Government Code §81000 et seq.
Consists of 5 members each serving a 4-year term.
Agendas & Minutes
Meeting agendas are posted at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting on the bulletin board in front of City Hall, and on the City website.
Jose Luis Melgar (Business)
Caitlin Barringer (At-Large)
Vanessa Olmos (Youth)
John Marquez (Civic)
Alice Straetz (Senior)
Christy Ramirez, Finance Director
The Committee shall act in an oversight capacity to review revenues and expenditures generated by the Santa Paula Local One-Cent Sales Tax in order to ensure conformance with the budget allocation approved by the City Council.
The Committee’s specific duties are as follows:
Report annually by May 1 on the recommended expenditure of the Santa Paula Local One-Cent Sales Tax revenue;
Annually review revenue receipts and expenditures of the Santa Paula Local One-Cent Sales Tax;
Annually review the status and performance of programs and services funded wholly or in part with proceeds from the Santa Paula Local One-Cent Sales Tax;
Annually prepare an independent report to the City Council regarding the revenue and expenditures of the Santa Paula Local One-Cent Sales Tax.