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Citizens’ Parcel Tax Oversight Committee

Application for Citizens’ Parcel Tax Oversight Committee

The Peralta Community College District is seeking qualified and interested community leaders to serve on the Citizens’ Parcel Tax Oversight Committee for the implementation of District’s Measure E parcel tax funds.

The District is seeking volunteers to fill the current committee vacancies.

Establishment of a Citizens’ Parcel Tax Oversight Committee

On June 5, 2012, the voters of the Peralta Community College District (“District”) approved Measure B, which authorized the District to levy a parcel tax of $48 per parcel for eight years. On November 6, 2018, the voters of the District approved Measure E, authorizing renewal of a parcel tax of $48 per parcel for eight years. Pursuant to Measures B and E, the District’s Board of Trustees (“Board”)is required to appoint a citizens’ oversight committee (“Committee”). The Committee was designated as the oversight committee for Measures B and E (“Parcel Tax Measures”) on December 11, 2018 and its membership reconstituted on March1, 2019. On Nov. 8, 2018, voters residing within the Peralta Community College District passed Measure E. Measure E provides funding for core academic programs at the Peralta Colleges, which include Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, and Laney and Merritt colleges in Oakland.

After a bond authorized under Proposition 39 is passed, State law requires that the Peralta Community College District Board appoint a Citizens’ Parcel Tax  Oversight Committee to work with the District.

Committee Responsibilities

In accordance with Education Code Section 15278(b), the Citizens’ Parcel Tax Oversight Committee shall:

  • Inform the public concerning the District’s expenditure of Measure E proceeds;
  • Review expenditure reports produced by the District to ensure that Measure E proceeds were expended only for the purposes set forth in Measure E; and
  • Present to the Board in public session, an annual written report outlining their activities and conclusions regarding the expenditure of Measure E proceeds.

Appointment of Committee Members

All appointments will be made by the Board from applications submitted to the District. The Committee shall consist of at least seven (7) members appointed by the Board from a list of candidates submitting written applications, and based on criteria established by Prop 39:

  • One (1) student enrolled and active in a community college support group, such as student government. The student may serve up to one (1) year after his or her status as a student ends
  • One (1) member active in a business organization representing the business community located in the District.
  • One (1) member active in a senior citizens’ organization.
  • One (1) member active in a bonafide taxpayers association.
  • One (1) member active in a support organization for the District, such as a foundation.
  • Two (2) members of the community at-large.

No employee, official, contractor, consultant, or vendor of Peralta Community College District shall be appointed to, or serve on, the committee. No Peralta Community College District elected official shall be appointed to, or serve on, the committee.

The District is seeking volunteers to fill the current committee vacancies.

Time Commitment and Term

Committee members will be appointed to serve one full two-year term and will be eligible for reappointment for a second and third two-year term. Members shall serve without compensation.

Would You be Interested in Serving?

If you wish to serve on this important committee, please review the Committee Bylaws for more information about the committee’s role and responsibilities, then download and complete the application and send to Brenda Martinez, PCCD, 333 East 8th Street, Oakland, CA 94606 or via email at: bmartinez@peralta.edu:

Citizens’ Parcel Tax Oversight Committee Application

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