For the 29th year in a row, OCTA’s Taxpayer Oversight Committee (TOC) will conduct a public hearing to ensure that the county’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements is being delivered as promised to Orange County voters. The event will mark the first time the OC Go annual meeting has been shared via teleconference, a safety precaution enacted due to COVID-19.
On June 9, the public can listen to live audio by visiting here. Written comments must be submitted to the website by 5 p.m. June 5.
OC Go was first approved by voters in 1990 and renewed in 2006. It puts local tax dollars to work to relieve congestion, maintain infrastructure, support rail and community transit options, synchronize signals across jurisdictions, reduce transit costs for seniors and people with disabilities, reduce transportation-related pollution, and preserve land to offset environmental impacts related to improving the transportation system.
The TOC monitors OCTA’s use of OC Go funding, approves all changes to the OC Go plan and holds annual public hearings on the expenditure of funds generated by OC Go.
Learn more about OC Go here.