Independent Watchdog Committee Releases Annual Report

IWC 16th Annual Report to the Public

 states Measure B and Measure BB expenditures are in compliance with Alameda County’s voter-approved expenditure plan and identifies no accounting concerns for 16th year in a row.

Independent Watchdog Committee Annual Report

On August 22, 2017, the Independent Watchdog Committee (IWC) of the Alameda County Transportation Commission released its 16th Annual Report to the Public, covering fiscal year 2016-2017 expenditures and IWC activities. The report concludes that Measure B and Measure BB tax dollars were spent in accordance with the intent of the two 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.

Each year, the IWC reviews and analyzes Alameda CTC’s Measure B and Measure BB expenditures to help ensure that funds are spent in accordance with these voter-approved measures. For the 16th year in a row, Alameda CTC received a clean, unmodified opinion from the agency’s independent auditors.

The IWC 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. Each year, the IWC reports directly to the public on the agency’s Measure B expenditures and Measure BB expenditures and performance measures.

The 16th Annual Report to the Public, the Executive Summary in English, Chinese and Spanish, and audits of each agency receiving Measure B and Measure BB funds are available to the public on the Alameda CTC website here. Hard copies of the Annual Report are available by request via e-mail to, via mail to Alameda CTC offices at 1111 Broadway, Suite 800, Oakland, CA 94607, or via telephone to 510.208.7450.