02.06.2023 | 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 categories:
- A professional in the field of municipal/public finance and/or budgeting with a minimum of ten years in a relevant and senior decision making position in the public or private sector.
- A professional in biology or environmental science with demonstrated experience of ten years or more with environmental regulations and major project mitigation requirements and/or habitat acquisition and management.
To apply, please review and fill out the application by April 21, 2023.
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. 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. Due to their public service status, ITOC members must comply with the following conflict of interest requirements, as set forth in the TransNet Ordinance:
The ITOC shall be subject to SANDAG’s conflict of interest policies. ITOC members shall have no legal action pending against SANDAG and are prohibited from acting in any commercial activity directly or indirectly involving SANDAG, such as being a consultant to SANDAG or to any party with pending legal actions against SANDAG during their tenure on the ITOC. ITOC members shall not have direct commercial interest or employment with any public or private entity, which receives TransNet sales tax funds authorized by this Ordinance.
The possibility of a conflict of interest, however, does not automatically require disqualification of an applicant. Applicants are encouraged to contact SANDAG if they have any questions regarding their eligibility for service.
More detailed information regarding the ITOC and its responsibilities can be found at sandag.org/itoc. Individuals interested in applying for these ITOC positions should contact SANDAG for an application at firstname.lastname@example.org or 619.595.5395 or go to sandag.org/notices. Questions regarding this solicitation should be send to Zara Sadeghian at email@example.com.
Applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, April 21, 2023. 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 Professional in Biology or Environmental Science and Professional in the Field of Municipal/Public Finance and/or Budgeting is anticipated to begin serving at the regularly scheduled ITOC meeting in June 2023.