Independent Watchdog Committee’s Annual Report

cover page of 14th annual independent watchdog committe's annual report to the public

The IWC reports that Measures B and BB sales tax expenditures are in compliance with the voter-approved expenditure plan for 14th year in a row.

On August 23, 2016, the Independent Watchdog Committee (IWC) of the Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) released its 14th Annual Report to the Public, covering fiscal year 2014-2015 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 14th 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 2014 Transportation Expenditure Plan, which guides the expenditures of Measure BB (approved by Alameda County voters in November 2014), requires the IWC to review all Measure BB expenditures for compliance with the Transportation Expenditure Plan.

The IWC reports directly to the public on the agency’s Measure B and Measure BB expenditures.

Read the Press Release.

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