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Help Monitor Transportation Tax Dollars

Every day, Orange County benefits from OC Go. This comprehensive transportation program, also known as Measure M, provides improvements for freeways, streets, streetcar and rail infrastructure, mobility services and the environment and is funded by a local transportation half-cent sales tax.

Members of the OC Go Taxpayer Oversight Committee (TOC) monitor OCTA’s use of OC Go funds and ensure that all revenue collected from OC Go is spent on voter-approved transportation projects. Volunteers are needed to serve on this committee.

Applications are due by May 3, 2024.

The TOC is an independent 11-member committee that monitors OCTA’s use of revenue collected through OC Go, the county’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements. OC Go is also known as Measure M. The TOC has spent more than a decade ensuring that all OC Go funds are spent on voter-approved transportation projects.

Orange County residents living in the First, Second, Fourth and Fifth Supervisorial Districts are eligible to apply for current open positions.

The First District consists of the cities of Cypress, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, Westminster, a portion of Garden Grove and the unincorporated communities of Midway City and Rossmoor.

The Second District consists of the cities of Orange, Santa Ana, Tustin, portions of Anaheim, Garden Grove, and the unincorporated community of North Tustin.

The Fourth District consists of the cities of Brea, Buena Park, Fullerton, La Habra, Placentia, Stanton, and portions of Anaheim.

The Fifth District consists of the cities of Aliso Viejo, Costa Mesa, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Newport Beach, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, portions of Irvine and the unincorporated communities of Coto de Caza, Ladera Ranch, La Flores and Rancho Mission Viejo.

Candidates must be willing to serve a three-year term. Potential candidates should also demonstrate a history of participating in community activities and knowledge of transportation in their application. Elected or appointed city, district, county, state or federal officials are not eligible to serve.

The Grand Jurors Association of Orange County (GJAOC) is conducting the TOC recruitment and will recommend qualified candidates for membership. For additional information, please call 714-560-5643 or visit here.