Cotati City
CA

CC Resolution
2015 - 64

Resolution of the City Council of the City of Cotati Establishing the Measure G Citizen Oversight Committee

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Department:Administrative ServicesSponsors:
Category:Financial Stability (Vision for Cotati)Functions:Advisory Bodies

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WHEREAS, On June 3, 2014, Cotati voters approved Measure G, the Cotati Essential Services Measure, which extended the City's existing Measure A sales tax and set the rate at one cent for nine years, with annual audits and independent citizens' oversight of Measure G revenue and expenses; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council desires to establish the Measure G Citizens' Oversight Committee (“Committee”) and institute the Committee’s appointment process and responsibilities so that the appropriate oversight of Measure G revenue and expenditure is provided; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council desires that the Committee membership is established as follows:

1.      Shall be residents of the City of Cotati, and

2.      Shall be appointed and shall serve in accordance with the process for Planning Commissioners as outlined in Cotati Municipal Code Sections 2.16.015 (Appointment process) and 2.16.020 (Terms); and

3.      Shall not be current City of Cotati employees or vendors of the City; and

4.      If past employees or vendors of the City, may be eligible to serve on the Committee, provided that no conflicts of interest exist; and

5.      May concurrently serve as Planning Commissioners and/or Design Review Committee members; and

6.      Position is a volunteer, non-paid position; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council further desires that the Committee’s responsibilities include: 

1.      To serve in an advisory-only capacity to the City Council; and

2.      To provide oversight of the revenues and expenses pertaining to the portion of the sales tax generated by Measure G in the prior fiscal year; and

3.      To review the annual independent financial audit of the City performed by an independent auditor on sections pertaining to the revenue and expenses related to the portion of the sales tax generated by Measure G; and

4.      Providing Council with an annual written report, as approved by a majority of the Committee members; and

5.      Additional reports to Council may be provided to Council at the Committee’s and/or Council’s discretion, as approved by a majority of the committee members.  All reports must be in provided in writing concurrent with the annual report, pursuant to the oversight committee duties, and agendized pursuant to the Brown Act; and

6.      Providing input to City staff on community education on fiscal issues and outreach pursuant to the oversight committee duties; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council further desires that Committee roles and responsibilities shall not include the following:

1.      Oversight or review of the Enterprise and other funds generated independent of Measure G; and

2.      Decision-making on spending priorities; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council further desires that the Committee shall meet at Cotati City Hall on an annual basis, no later than two (2) months following the prior fiscal year audit being accepted by the City Council.  Additional meetings may be scheduled by the Committee at its discretion.  Meetings are subject to, and shall be noticed and conducted in accordance with, the Ralph M. Brown Act, California Government Code Section 54950 et seq.; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council further desires that the Committee shall continue to meet until the final reporting period following the sunset of Measure G.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Cotati as follows:

Section 1.  The above Recitals are true and correct and are incorporated herein by reference.

 

Section 2.  The Committee is hereby established.

Meeting History

Sep 8, 2015 7:00 PM Audio/Video Cotati City Council Regular Meeting

Councilmember Landman's motion included the addition of "pursuant to oversight board committee duties." to paragraph 6 after the 4th 'Whereas'.

RESULT:ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Mark Landman, Council Member
SECONDER:John A. Dell'Osso, Council Member
AYES:Wendy Skillman, John C. Moore, John A. Dell'Osso, Susan Harvey, Mark Landman

Discussion