MENIFEE – The Menifee City Council appointed five community members to the Measure DD Oversight Committee at their meeting April 5. Each council member chose one resident from a pool of qualified applicants to serve on the committee. The residents chosen were Jacqueline Haas from District 1, Edward Samuelson from District 2, Michael Cano from District 3, Brian Agner from District 4 and Dr. Arthur King Ma was the mayor’s selection.
The committee members will serve as representatives in an advisory capacity to the city council and will make funding recommendations to ensure Measure DD expenditures meet the stated requirements. The committee will meet at least twice annually: once before annual budget approval, again at midyear and at other special meeting requests as requested. Members will serve a two-year term, with a total term limit of four years and following the term of the councilmember from the district they represent.
Revenues from Measure DD, the 1 percent sales tax approved by Menifee voters November 2016, are required to remain local and be included in the city’s general fund. The funds will be used to prevent cuts to city services like local police, fire and paramedic services and to maintain critical city services like 911 emergency response times, park and road maintenance and other general service needs.
“The Measure DD Oversight Committee is a group of volunteer Menifee residents who will work together to provide direction to the city council related to the sales tax revenues,” Interim City Manager Ron Bradley said. “This group provides the city council and the general public an extra set of eyes ensuring transparency and that these funds are being used appropriately.”
The general public is invited to attend oversight committee meetings and to review Measure DD committee meeting agendas posted on the city’s website at www.cityofmenifee.us. For more information, contact Menifee City Clerk Sarah Manwaring at (951) 672-6777 or firstname.lastname@example.org.