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City recruiting for a Measure V Oversight Committee member

Mike Conway

Post Date:03/10/2017

Apply now for Measure V Oversight Committee

Applications to be the City of Merced representative on the Measure V Citizens Oversight Committee are online now.

Measure V is the half cent transportation sales tax approved by 71 percent of Merced County's voters in November. It is expected to generate more than $450 million over the next 30 years and the funds must be used on local and regional road and transit projects.

The Citizens Oversight Committee will make sure the money generated is spent as promised and provide advice on how it should be spent. In addition to representatives from each city and the county, the 14-member group will be from the building and ag industry, a major employer, and other specific groups.

No one who holds elected office or is employed by any government agency can be on the committee.

Deadline to apply for the City position is April 11. The City Council will select its representative at the April 17 meeting. To obtain the application go to the City website,, or call the City Clerk's Office at 385-7100.

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