01.08.2020 | Public Notice

The TransNet Independent Taxpayer Oversight Committee (ITOC) is seeking qualified members of the public to fill  two vacancies on its seven-member committee in the following category.

  • The chief executive officer or person in a similar senior-level decision making position, of a major private sector employer with demonstrated experience in leading a large organization.
  • A licensed engineer with appropriate credentials in the field of transportation project design or construction and a minimum of ten years experience in a relevant and senior decision making position in the government or private sector.

The ITOC aids in the implementation of the TransNet program, the San Diego region’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements. The TransNet program is administered by SANDAG.

As outlined in the TransNet Ordinance and Expenditure Plan, the ITOC provides an increased level of accountability for expenditures of TransNet funds. ITOC members are unpaid, but certain expenses are reimbursed. Due to their public service status, ITOC members must meet strict conflict of interest standards.

The ITOC functions in an independent, open, and transparent manner to ensure that all voter mandates are carried out, and develops positive, constructive recommendations for improvements and enhancements to the financial integrity and performance of the TransNet program.

ITOC membership is open to individuals from throughout the region, who possess a set of appropriate professional skills and experience. More detailed information regarding the ITOC and its responsibilities can be found at sandag.org/itoc.

Individuals interested in applying for this ITOC position should contact SANDAG for an application at ariana.zurnieden@SANDAG.org or 619.699.6961 or download the application and Form 700.

Applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, February 14, 2020. SANDAG seeks to fill openings on the ITOC with a diverse group of persons who are representative of the community. SANDAG highly encourages applications from persons of all races and economic backgrounds.

The newly selected Chief Executive Officer member is anticipated to begin serving at the regularly scheduled ITOC meeting in April 2020 with the Licensed Engineer member anticipated to begin June 2020.