Roseville City Council opens applications for Measure B Oversight Committee

Updated December 20, 2018

To promote transparency and accountability for the allocation of new sales tax revenue generated by Measure B, the Roseville City Council enacted the provision in the voter-approved measure that calls for Local Sales Tax Oversight Committee. At its December 19 meeting the Council approved the charter for the committee and opened the application process for residents who would like to serve on it.

Measure B, the half-cent local sales tax to protect Roseville’s essential services, was approved by voters in the November 6, 2018 election. The measure included the formation of an oversight committee. Measure B is expected to generate $16 million to $19 million annually in sales tax revenues to the City.

The sales tax increase will begin in April 2019. The City will begin receiving the additional revenue in July 2019.

The City Council is also accepting applications for a vacant Council seat from January 7-18.  Find out more about applying for the Council seat.

And the Council​ is accepting applications for the Charter Review Commission from January 7-25. Find out more about applying for the commission.

The five-member Local Sales Tax Oversight Committee will be charged with the annual review and report to the City Council on the revenue and expenditures of revenues generated by Measure B.

The Oversight Committee will not have any authority or input on specific city services, the level of funding for city services, or the City’s budget. The City Council has sole authority over these as outlined in the City Charter.

Oversight Committee applications will be open from January 7 - 25, 2019. Applications can be picked up in the City Clerk's office, 311 Vernon Street in Downtown Roseville. The City Council will make appointments to the Committee at its February 20, 2019 meeting.

Applicants must be residents of the city of Roseville. The following qualifications are preferred:

  • Knowledge of municipal finance, taxation, budgeting, and/or accounting
  • Knowledge of municipal or governmental services operations
  • Knowledge of the business and/or residential community

The committee is expected to meet two or three times per year. Committee membership is voluntary and unpaid. After an initial staggering of terms to ensure continuity , membership terms shall be four years with no member serving more than two consecutive terms.

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