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2014 Ballot Measure Advisory Committee

Committee Members

COUNCIL APPOINTMENTS


Carol Chorbajian, Vice Chair
     CCM&E Destination Services


Toni Bau
     Portola Hotel & Spa


Ed Prohaska
     Monterey Bay Aquarium


Moyara Ruehsen
     MIIS


COMMUNITY MEMBERS


John Tilley, Chair


Daniel Baldwin


Jane DeLay


Norm Edwards


Kenneth Gordon


Bob Massaro


Sam Phillips


Bill Proulx


Julianne Sweeney

Contact Finance

Jimmy Forbis
Finance Director
(831) 646-3940
email

Latest Updates
  • At its August 5, 2014 meeting, the Monterey City Council unanimously approved placing a sales tax measure on the November ballot. The ballot measure, which was recommended by the Temporary Ballot Measure Advisory Committee, seeks a one-cent per dollar increase in the sales tax and sunsets in four years. Proceeds from the special-use tax would be used to fix streets, sidewalks and storm drains. An oversight committee would review use of the funds.
  • At the same meeting, the City Council adopted Resolution 14-143, disbanding the Temporary Ballot Measure Advisory Committee.
At the April 15, 2014 City Council meeting, the Council approved moving forward with a public education and community outreach program in preparing for a possible revenue ballot measure in November 2014. As part of this outreach effort, the Council approved forming a Temporary Ballot Measure Advisory Committee that would be responsible for:
  • Advising the City on the outreach program.
  • Assisting in arranging community group meetings.
  • And most importantly, asking tough questions about the City’s finances, including where City resources come from, how they are used, fiscal challenges that the City has faced in the past, what the City has done in responding to them, whether it is using “best practices” in managing its financial affairs, challenges facing the City in the future and options for addressing them.

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