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CHULA VISTA MEASURE A CITIZENS’ OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ESTABLISHED

Post Date:09/27/2018 3:00 PM

The Chula Vista Measure A Citizens’ Oversight Committee (COC) has been established and the first meeting was held September 26. Measure A is the half-cent sales tax measure to fund public safety staffing and services that was passed by Chula Vista voters on June 5. The new tax will allow the Chula Vista Fire and Police Departments to hire additional police officers and firefighters, to provide faster responses to 9-1-1 emergency calls, increase neighborhood police patrols including gang and drug-related crimes, address homelessness, and improve firefighter, paramedic and emergency medical response times.

The COC will review and report on all Measure A proposed expenditure plans, financial reports and audits. Composed of 11 members, seven of the COC members serve as “Designated Members” nominated by local organizations and individuals such as the Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce, Chula Vista Growth Management Oversight Commission, Chula Vista Police Officers Association, International Association of Fire Fighters, Association of Chula Vista Employees, and a nomination from the Chula Vista Police and Fire chiefs. The remaining four members are “At-Large Members” selected from a pool of applicants. “At-Large Members” appointed include one resident from each of the four City Council districts.

Collection of the sales tax begins October 1, 2018. An estimated $18 million in sales tax will be collected annually for Measure A expenditures. More information on Measure A can be found at www.chulavistaca.gov/publicsafety.

Member

Seat

Appointment/Nominating Authority

Raymundo Alatorre

Designated Member

Growth Management Oversight Commission

Francisco Escobedo

Designated Member

Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce

Gary Ficacci

Designated Member

Police Chief

Manolo Guillen

Designated Member

Fire Chief

Nicole Hobson

Designated Member

Association of Chula Vista Employees

David Martinez

Designated Member

Chula Vista Police Officers Association

Darrell Roberts

Designated Member

Chula Vista International Assn. of Fire Fighters

David Stucky

At-Large

District 1

Pedro Anaya

At-Large

District 2

Heather Rubio

At-Large

District 3

John Volland

At-Large

District 4

 

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