Measure L is the Transportation Ordinance and Expenditure Plan (PDF) approved by Stanislaus County voters on November 8, 2016. The measure raised the sales tax in Stanislaus County on April 1, 2017, by one-half cent for a total period of 25 years to improve local streets and roads, improve connectivity and reduce congestion. Measure L includes strong taxpayer safeguards to ensure that projects and programs approved by voters are funded and delivered. The Measure L Oversight Committee provides an enhanced level of accountability for expenditures made under the Plan to ensure that all voter mandates are carried out and that the financial integrity and performance of the program are maintained.
Measure L Oversight Committee
The Measure L Oversight Committee is a standing committee of the Stanislaus Council of Governments acting as the Stanislaus County Transportation Authority. The Committee shall make recommendations to the StanCOG Policy Board and has the following responsibilities:
- Annually review the independent fiscal audit of the expenditure of the tax funds and issue an annual report on its findings regarding compliance with the requirements of the Expenditure Plan and the Ordinance.
- Oversight of the proper use of sales tax funds and implementation of the programs and projects set forth in the Expenditure Plan and making recommendations to the Board of the Authority.
- The Measure L Oversight Committee is not a policy-making body.
The Measure L Oversight Committee consists of one representative appointed by each of the ten jurisdictions in Stanislaus County.
Measure L Oversight Committee meetings are held quarterly on the first Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm. These meetings are open to the public and there is an opportunity on every agenda for the public to offer comments. Meetings are held in the StanCOG Board Room, 1111 I Street, 3rd floor, in downtown Modesto. Members of the public may also join the meetings virtually. Information on how to participate is included on the front page of meeting agendas.
There is a Measure L Oversight Committee position available from the City of Newman. If you are interested in becoming a member, complete the application form and submit it to StanCOG. The positions are open until filled. View the application for measure l oversight committee (PDF)
Click here to visit the website for detailed information: Measure L
Cary Pope, Chair City of Riverbank
Paul Van Konynenburg, Vice-Chair Stanislaus County
Mike Day, City of Hughson
Dave Pratt, City of Ceres
Craig Lewis, City of Modesto
Justin Bochmann, City of Oakdale
Peter La Torre Jr, City of Patterson
Derik Dami, City of Turlock
Jose Aldaco, City of Waterford
Opening Available City of Newman