For the 17th year in a row, the Independent Watchdog Committee’s (IWC) 2019 Annual Report to the Public confirms that Measure B and Measure BB tax dollars are being spent in accordance with the intent of the two transportation sales tax measures. The report also provides an update on the delivery of programs and projects funded by Measure B, Alameda County’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements, and those funded by Measure BB, which augmented the half-cent sales tax to one cent and extended the tax through 2045.
The IWC—made up of 17 members, all of whom must be a resident of Alameda County—is a continuation of the Citizens Watchdog Committee created in 2002 after reauthorization of the local sales tax measure in 2000. The IWC was created after] passage of the local sales tax measure in 2014.
The 17th Annual Report to the Public, the Executive Summary in English, Chinese and Spanish, and audited financial statements and compliance reports for each agency receiving Measure B and Measure BB funds are available to the public on the Alameda CTC website.