Information on Sales Tax Measure X
A Public Safety and Essential City Services Measure
Calendar for Citizens Oversight Committee Meetings - 2020
The City Council reviewed the Measure X Spending Plan in the Budget Workshop on April 17, 2019, and approved the Spending Plan as part of the Fiscal Year 2019/20 Budget on June 6, 2019. Measure X Spending Plan Year 1.
The Citizens Oversight Committee (COC) unanimously recommended a Fiscal Year 2020-21 Measure X Spending Plan at its meeting on March 12, 2020, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic regulations. As a result of COVID-19, the sales tax consultant has revised the Measure X revenue projections downward, and staff will be revising the recommended Spending Plan for next Fiscal Year. The revised Spending Plan was presented to the Committee for a recommendation on May 14, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. The revised Year Two Spending Plan was unanimously approved by the COC on May 14, 2020.
The next meeting of the Citizens Oversight Committee is December 17, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.
What does Measure X funding do?
History of Measure X
The City conducted a Revenue Measure Feasibility Study Summary Report in November, 2017.
The City Council voted on June 6, 2018, to place a measure on the November 6, 2018, ballot. Staff Report
The Registrar of Voters assigned the Measure letter X. Measure X would raise the sales tax in the City of Oceanside by 1/2 percent for a period of seven years.
Measure X passed on November 6, 2018 by 55.7% of voters. Starting April 1, 2019, the sales tax rate in Oceanside is 8.25%.
Citizens Oversight Committee Background
The City Council approved the establishment of the Citizens Oversight Committee, Ordinance, and Spending Pledge on November 28, 2018. Staff Report
Citizens Oversight Committee members were appointed by the City Council on February 6, 2019.
The Citizens Oversight Committee (COC) is comprised of seven voting members. All COC members are City of Oceanside residents, eligible to vote, and have demonstrated expertise in accounting, finance, engineering, construction, or municipal government. Current City employees and current elected/appointed officials are not eligible for membership. [City Code section 34.6.16.D.]
In addition to the qualifications above, and in order to provide for broad representation, the COC includes:
1. One member recommended by the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce or active in the business community.
2. One member recommended by the San Diego County Taxpayers Association.
3. Two members recommended by the City of Oceanside's Public Safety Associations.
4. Two members qualified in one of the following fields: accounting, finance, engineering, construction, municipal government.
5. One member who is active in the Oceanside community at large.
Applications were due January 9, 2019, and were filed with the City Clerk's Office and are active for one year.
Terms for the COC are four years, with a maximum tenure of two four-year terms. The COC will meet as often as necessary to accomplish their goals. All meeting dates and agendas can be found on the Committee web page.