February 16, 2019

Measure S Oversight Committee

The membership and duties of the Measure S Oversight Committee (formally known as the General Tax Oversight Committee) are set by City Council Resolution 2017-36.

Members

Name

Ruth Forney

Vacant

Donald Peters

John Pierce

Garry Rowe

Appointed

May 2017

May 2017

February 2019

February 2019

May 2017

Term Expiration

January 2021

January 2021

January 2023

January 2023

January 2023

Powers and Duties

“The Oversight Committee will ensure transparency and oversight of the revenue generated by the voter-approved General Transactions and Use Tax Ordinance. The duties will consist of reviewing the General Transactions and Use Tax Compliance and Internal Control Audit Report, which will be prepared annually by the City’s independent auditor, as well as any City financial reports necessary to advise the City Council.

“The duties of the Oversight Committee do not include decision-making or advisory responsibilities regarding spending priorities, funding source decisions or financial plans, as these are the purview of the City Council as set forth in state law and the Suisun City Code.”

City Council Resolution 2017-26

Membership

  • 5 City residents who are taxpayers
  • Two 2-year terms, three 5-year terms
  • Applicants are reviewed by a City Council Ad Hoc Committee with no more than 10 forwarded to the City Council for interviews and selection
  • The Committee will meet at least once per year, but may meet as often as it deems necessary
  • Committee members will be compensated $100 per meeting (up to three (3) meetings per fiscal year).