Taxpayer Oversight Committee’s 30th annual public hearing on Measure M set for June 8 | Orange County Breeze

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The Orange County Transportation Authority’s Taxpayer Oversight Committee will cling its thirtieth annual public listening to to make certain that Measure M, the county’s half-cent gross sales tax for transportation enhancements, sometimes called OC Move, is being delivered as promised to Orange County electorate.

This 12 months’s listening to is scheduled for six p.m. on Tuesday, June 8, and might be held by way of teleconference. The general public can pay attention to a are living circulation of the listening to and post feedback by means of visiting octa.net/PublicHearing. Feedback might be authorized thru 6 p.m. on Friday, June 4.

The impartial, 11-member Taxpayer Oversight Committee was once shaped to watch OCTA’s use of Measure M investment, which units a route for turning in transit and side road and highway enhancements, whilst protective the surroundings, thru 2041. The committee holds annual public hearings at the expenditure of finances generated by means of Measure M, which was once first licensed by means of electorate in 1990 and renewed in 2006.

The unique Measure M (1990 – 2010) made imaginable greater than $4 billion of transportation enhancements, together with enhancements to freeways, widened streets, synchronized indicators and intersections. It additionally equipped the way for Orange County’s Metrolink commuter-rail provider, which remains to be funded by means of OC Move lately.

The present Measure M (2011 – 2041) is dedicated to turning in a balanced and sustainable transportation machine in Orange County and is anticipated to generate $11.6 billion thru 2041. The plan helps two environmental techniques and allocates 43 p.c of investment to freeways, 32 p.c to streets and 25 p.c to transit.

The targets come with:

  • Relieving congestion,
  • Keeping up infrastructure,
  • Supporting rail and group transit choices,
  • Synchronizing visitors indicators throughout jurisdictions,
  • Lowering transit prices for seniors and other people with disabilities,
  • Keeping and restoring open land in perpetuity to offset the environmental affects associated with making improvements to the transportation machine,
  • And lowering transportation-related air pollution in Orange County.

For more info at the Taxpayers Oversight Committee, please seek advice from octa.net/TOC.