FOR MORE INFORMATION:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 8, 2013
Joel Zlotnik (714) 560-5713
Laura Scheper (714) 560-5697
Annual Measure M Public Hearing
Set Feb. 12 for Taxpayers Oversight Committee
Half-cent sales tax is driving force behind local transportation improvements
ORANGE – The Measure M Taxpayers Oversight Committee (TOC) is conducting its 22nd annual public hearing on Measure M. Measure M is administered by the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) and is a half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements that was approved by voters in 1990 and renewed by a vote of nearly 70 percent in 2006.
The hearing is set for 6 p.m., Tuesday Feb. 12 at OCTA headquarters, 600 S. Main St. in Orange. During the hearing the public will be able to provide comments in regards to Measure M projects.
The independent, 11-member oversight committee was formed to monitor OCTA’s use of Measure M funding, approve changes to the Measure M plan and hold annual public hearings on the expenditure of funds generated by Measure M.
For more than 20 years Measure M has been the major force behind traffic congestion relief in Orange County and it has made possible more than $4 billion worth of transportation improvements. Hundreds of local projects that impact residents on a daily basis have been completed. This includes improvements to nearly every freeway, widened streets, synchronized traffic signals and improved intersections. Measure M also made possible Metrolink commuter-rail service in Orange County.
For more information about Measure M or the Taxpayers Oversight Committee, visit www.octa.net/TOC.
To provide comments about Measure M, go to www.octa.net/toc_mpublichearing.
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