UKIAH 3/6/2017 -- The City of Ukiah is seeking community members to join an oversight committee that will establish a plan for how to spend tax monies on public safety services. The committee is expected to meet two or three times to develop a spending plan, then disband. Interested community members can fill out the application that is included with this press release, and return it to the Ukiah city clerk by March 24. Here's the press release and the application, from the City of Ukiah:
COMMUNITY RECRUITMENT FOR MEASURE P OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Ukiah, CA. March 6, 2017. During the summer of 2014, the City of Ukiah began the process to seek voter approval of a half cent general sales tax. During this process the Ukiah City Council approved a resolution establishing a spending plan for public safety services and for the creation of an oversight board to make reports on the public safety spending for the City of Ukiah; which would in-part include the additional sales tax dollars being asked for in the voter initiative.
In November of 2014 this general sales tax initiative, called Measure P, passed with 76% of the community voting yes.
Now, two years after the successful approval of Measure P by the voters, the Ukiah City Council is seeking applications for City Residents and Business Owners who are willing to serve on a Measure P Oversight Committee.
To be selected, the Ukiah City Council is asking potential applicants to fill out the attached Measure P Oversight Committee application, which will be considered at the April 5, 2017 City Council meeting.
Potential applicants are asked to Complete and return their applications to the Ukiah City Clerk prior to 5:00 PM on Friday March 24 to be included for consideration.
Once selected, Committee Members will be asked to meet and review the City of Ukiah's budget for public safety services and the expenditure of Measure P funds. After review, the Committee will be asked to report to the City Council their findings.
Potential Committee members should be available to meet an estimated 2 to 3 times, and the dates and times of these meetings will be made in coordination with the committee members. The committee members will also be asked to attend at least one City Council meeting to report on their findings.
On behalf of the entire City of Ukiah, we thank you for considering to serve on this important committee. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact either Fire Chief Kirk Thomsen at 707-4627921, or Police Chief Chris Dewey at 707-463-6245.
Sage Sangiacomo, City Manager
300 Seminary Avenue Ukiah • CA 95482-5400 Phone: (707)463-6200 Fax: (707)463-6204 www.cityofukiah.com
CITY OF UKIAH MEASURE P OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE APPLICATION FOR APPOINTMENT
Residence Address (Physical Address, not PO)
Mailing Address (if different from above)
Home Phone ( )
Work Phone ( )
Email @ Cell Phone ( )
Do you own a business in the Downtown District? If yes, provide details:
Job Title/Position Employed Since
How long have you resided in: Ukiah? Mendocino County? California?
Please list community groups or organizations you are affiliated with and list any offices held. Please answer the following on a separate sheet(s) of paper and attach.
- Why are you applying to serve on the City of Ukiah's Measure P Oversight Committee?
- What is your understanding of the purpose, role and responsibility of the Measure P Oversight Committee?
- How do you believe your own skills, experience, expertise and perspectives will be beneficial to the work of the Measure P Oversight Committee?
- Do you have public safety experience? If yes, provide details:
Signature of Applicant
Thank you for your interest in serving your community and the City of Ukiah.
Please return this application and attachments to the City Clerk’s office at 300 Seminary Avenue, Ukiah, CA 95482. If you have any questions, please contact the City Clerk’s office at (707) 463-6217.