The Measure M Taxpayer Oversight Committee has determined that Measure M is being delivered as promised to Orange County voters for the 27th consecutive year.
The Taxpayer Oversight Committee held its annual Measure M public hearing April 10 and unanimously found that OCTA is proceeding in accordance with the ordinance that was approved by 70 percent of voters in 2006.
The independent, 11-member oversight committee was formed to monitor OCTA’s use of Measure M funding, approve all changes to the Measure M investment plan and hold annual public hearings.
“The Taxpayer Oversight Committee plays an essential role in ensuring that Orange County residents receive the promises of Measure M improvements,” said OCTA Chairwoman Lisa Bartlett. “As an agency, we are very proud to be entrusted with administering the county’s tax dollars properly for 27 consecutive years.”
The original Measure M made possible more than $4 billion worth of transportation improvements to help Orange County residents, workers and visitors travel more efficiently throughout all parts of the county.
Since 1990, hundreds of local projects have been completed that help residents travel more easily, including improvements to freeways, widened streets, synchronized traffic signals and improved intersections. Measure M also made possible Metrolink commuter-rail service in Orange County.
The renewed Measure M (also known as OC Go), is expected to generate $13.5 billion to fund transportation improvements through 2041. Freeways will receive 43 percent of the funding, streets and roads receive 32 percent and transit receives 25 percent of Measure M dollars.
OCTA introduced the OC Go name and logo to raise awareness and recognition of Orange County’s vital sales tax for transportation improvements. To see how OC Go puts local tax dollars to work, visit here.
For more information about the Taxpayers Oversight Committee, visit here.