According to an independent committee, for 30 consecutive years OCTA has delivered on promises made to voters through Measure M, the county's half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements. Measure M is also known as OC Go.
The Taxpayer Oversight Committee (TOC) unanimously found that OCTA is once again proceeding in accordance with the ordinances that were first approved by voters in 1990 and renewed by 70 percent of voters in 2006.
The independent, 11-member committee was formed to monitor OCTA's use of Measure M funding, which sets a course for delivering transit, street and freeway improvements, while protecting the environment, through 2041. The committee approves all changes to the Measure M investment plan and holds annual public hearings on whether OCTA is proceeding in accordance with the expenditure of funds generated by the half-cent transportation sales tax.
“I'm extremely proud the committee has determined OCTA continues delivering on our promises, all of which result in tangible transportation benefits for every person in Orange County,” said OCTA Chairman Andrew Do, also the county's First District Supervisor. “Independent validation of OCTA's work consistently for 30 straight years is a remarkable accomplishment and I appreciate the contribution of the committee members to help ensure OCTA remains a transparent, innovative and responsive public agency.”
Learn more about the TOC here.