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CHAIR: Jane Bender 
(appointed by John Sawyer)

Ed Sheffield
(appointed by Erin Carlstrom)

Magdalena Ridley
(appointed by Julie Combs)

Jim Wieschendorff
(appointed by Ernesto Olivares)

Ramon Meraz
(appointed by Chris Coursey)

Karen Weeks 
(appointed by Tom Schwedhelm)

Elaine Holtz 
(appointed by Gary Wysocky)

 

 

 

City of Santa Rosa > Departments > Finance > Measure O: Quarter Cent Public Safety Sales Tax
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 On August 3, 2004, the Council adopted Ordinance 3680 which imposed a special transactions and use tax to generate revenues to be utilized for specific Police, Fire and gang prevention and intervention programs, as set forth in the Ordinance. The special tax ballot measure, known as Measure O (M-O), was approved by over two-thirds of the voters and the election results certified on December 7, 2004.

The ordinance sets forth permissible uses for the revenue generated, and allocates proceeds from the tax in the following manner: Police 40%, Fire 40%, and Gang Prevention and Intervention 20%.

In accordance with the ordinance, the City Council established a seven-member Citizen Oversight Committee (COC) to annually review expenditures and appropriations of the tax revenues generated as a result of the passage of Measure O.  The Committee also reviews changes to the Measure O Implementation Plan and other items related to Measure O funding. 

Detailed information can be found by clicking on the links below:

Citizen Oversight Committee Roles and Responsibilities

Committee Roles and Responsibilities
Please note that this committee acts only as an oversight capacity and does not set policy. The current members of the committee are listed on the left-hand side of this page.

Meeting Notices

October 17, 2016
September 15, 2016
April 27, 2016

City Council Items
These items are organized chronologically with the most recent items at the top.

City Council Item: Measure O Baseline Funding Recommendation
March 5, 2013
Staff Report
Presentation  
Video of Council Meeting   (This link takes you to the March 5 Council meeting video.  Please click on item 13.2 to view the video of this item.)

 

City Council Item: FY2011/12 Measure O Annual Report
December 4, 2012
Staff Report
Presentation 
Video of Council Meeting  (This link takes you to the City Council meeting streaming video archive. Please click the link to view the December 4, 2012 meeting, item 11.2.)

 

City Council Item: Measure O Implementation Plan Change Adjustments and Approval of Budget Below Baseline Funding Levels 
June 13, 2012
(will occurr during City's Annual Budget Hearings- please click here for agenda)
Staff Report

Video of Council Meeting (This link takes you to the City Council meeting streaming video archive.  Please click the link to view the June 13, 2012 meeting, item 15.4.)   

 

City Council Item: FY 2012/13 Budget Preparation and Policy Direction
April 17, 2012
Staff Report
Presentation
Video of Council Meeting (Clicking this link will take you to the City Council's webpage. Please click the video camera icon next to agenda item 12.5 to view this portion of the meeting.)

 

City Council Item: FY 2010/11 Measure O Annual Report 
October 18, 2011
Staff Report   
FY20110/11 Measure O Annual Report  
Presentation
Video of Council Meeting   (Clicking this link will take you to the City Council's webpage. Please click the video camera icon next to agenda item 10.1 to view this portion of the meeting.)


 
City Council Item: Measure O Implementation Plan Adjustments and Approval of Budget Below Baseline Funding Levels
June 15, 2011
(occurred during City's annual Budget Hearings)
Staff Report
Video of Council Meeting   (Clicking this link will take you to the City Council's webpage. Please click the video camera icon next to agenda item 15.3 to view this portion of the meeting.)

 

City Council Item: Review of FY2011/12 Budget Proposal and Alternatives and Measure O Funding
May 24, 2011
Staff Report
Presentation
Video of Council Meeting (Clicking this link will take you to the City Council's webpage. Please click the video camera icon next to agenda item 4.2 to view this portion of the meeting.)

 

City Council Item: Review of FY 2011/12 Department Budget Requests, Capital Improvement Program Funding, Community Promotions Funding, and Measure O Funding
May 3 and May 5, 2011
Staff Report
May 3 Presentation
May 3 Video of Council Meeting  (Clicking this link will take you to the City Council's webpage.  Please click the video camera icon next to agenda item 3.1 to view this portion of the meeting.)
May 5 Presentation
May 5 Video of Council Meeting   (Clicking this link will take you to the City Council's webpage.  The video should immediately start playing in the correct spot.)

 

City Council Item: Revenue and Budget Process Overview, Spring Financial Update and Review of Proposed FY2011/12 Budget Reductions
April 19, 2011
Staff Report and Attachment (list of reductions)
Presentation  
Video of Council Meeting   (Clicking this link will take you to the City Council's webpage.  Please click the video camera icon next to agenda item 4.1 and 4.1 Part 2 to view these portion of the meeting.)

 

City Council Item: Mid-Year Financial and Measure O Fiscal Crisis Update
February 15, 2011
Staff Report
Presentation  
Video of Council Meeting   (Clicking this link will take you to the City Council's webpage.  Please click the video camera icon next to agenda item 3.1 to view this portion of the meeting.)

 

FY 2009/10 Annual Report (and Fiscal Crisis Quarterly Update)
October 12, 2010 -
Staff Report and Attachment (FY 2009/10 Measure O Annual Report)
Presentation 
Video of City Council Meeting This link will take you to the City Council's webpage.  Please click the video camera icon next to item 11.1 to view this portion of the meeting.



June 17, 2010 - Measure O Implementation Plan Adjustments
This item was heard during the second day of the City's annual Budget Hearings. 
Staff Report and Attachments
Video of Council Meeting  This link will take you to the City Council's webpage.  Please click the video camera icon next to item 19.4 to view this portion of the meeting.



April 6, 2010- Extension of Measure O Fiscal Crisis and Review of the Measure O Implmentation Plan for Gang Prevention and Intervention Programs (continued from March 16 meeting)
Staff Report
Video of Council Meeting  This link will take you to the City Council's webpage.  Please click the video camera icon next to item 11.1 to view this portion of the meeting.


March 16, 2010- Extension of Measure O Fiscal Crisis
Staff Report
Video of Council Meeting This link will take you to the City Council's webpage.  Please click the video camera icon next to item 11.2 to view this portion of the meeting.  *Please note- the City Council decided to continue this item to the April 6 meeting to allow staff time to compile additional information.


 

February 23, 2010- FY 2008/09 Measure O Annual Report
Staff Report
Video of Council Meeting This link will take you to the City Council's webpage.  Please click the video camera icon next to item 11.4 to view this portion of the meeting.


 

June 18, 2009- Measure O Implementation Plan Change  (This implementation plan change was heard during the City's Annual Budget Hearings.)
Staff Report
Video of Council Meeting- This link will take you to the City Council's page.  Please click the video camera icon next to item 19.2 to view that portion of the meeting.
Implementation Plan Update - This plan was approved by the City Council on June 18. The plan is updated when a department makes a change to the way the funds are spent.  All funds are spent according to the provisions outlined in the Ordinance.


 

February 10, 2009- Budget Deficit Measure: Finding of a Fiscal Crisis II
Staff Report
Video of Council Meeting- This link will take you to the City Council's page.  Please click the video camera icon next to item 11.4 to that portion of the meeting.


 

February 3, 2009- Public Safety Sales Tax (Measure O) Overview, Plan Updates, and Use of Fund Balance
Staff Report
Video of Council Meeting- This link will take you to the City Council's page.  Please click the video camera icon next to item 4.2 to view that portion of the meeting.


November 25, 2008- Budget Deficit Solution: Finding of a Fiscal Crisis

Staff Report
Video of Council Meeting- This link will take you to the City Council's page.  Please click the video camera icon next to item 11.7 to view that portion of the meeting.

 

September 16, 2008- Joint Study Session with City Council and Measure O Citizen Oversight Committee
Staff Report
Video of Council Meeting- This link will take you to the City Council's page.  Please click the video camera icon next to item 2.3 to view that portion of the meeting.

 


 

 Archive Information
Ordinance 3680- Establishment of Measure O Transactions and Use Tax- August 3, 2004
City Council Staff Report: Transaction and Use Tax Implementation Plan (original)- September 21, 2004
City Council Staff Report: Establishment of Citizen Oversight Committee- February 1, 2005

 

 

 
 

 Measure O Annual Reports

 Current Implementation Plan

 Sites of Interest