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Utility Users Citizens Oversight Committee

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CITIZENS OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE: 

The voters passed the Utility Users Tax in 2010. The Utility Users Tax Citizens Oversight Committee meets annually (usually in April or early May) to review revenues and expenditures from the utility users tax collected and make recommendations to the City Council for its use.

To be eligible for appointments to the UUT Citizens Oversight Committee, a person must be a resident of the City of Coachella.

Citizens Oversight Committee:

There shall be a citizens advisory committee called the "citizens oversight committee" (hereinafter "committee"), which shall annually review revenues and expenditures from the utility users taxes collected pursuant to this chapter.

  1. Committee Membership. The committee shall have five citizen-members appointed by the city council. Committee members shall serve a term of four years. Terms shall be staggered. Appointees shall be residents of the city; however, no member of the committee shall be an elected official for any public entity whose jurisdiction encompasses, in whole or in part, the city. The police chief, fire chief, and one member of city council shall attend committee meetings, but shall not be voting members.
  2. Committee Organization Procedures. The committee shall select one of its members as chairperson. The committee shall follow the rules of procedure of the city unless and until, upon the report and recommendation from the committee, the city council adopts a specific set of procedural rules for the committee.
  3. Regular Meeting; Provision of Support Services and Information. The committee shall be subject to the provisions of the Brown Act (California Government Code sections 54950 et seq.) and shall meet at least once each calendar year. A regular meeting schedule shall be determined in accordance with the Brown Act and thereafter meetings shall be noticed by the city clerk. The city manager or his/her designee shall serve as executive staff to the committee.
  4. Annual Report. The committee shall review an annual expense report of the city relative to activities funded with the tax monies. Not later than the last day of the sixth month following the end of each city fiscal year, the committee will present its findings and conclusions to the city council for its review.

(Ordinance No. 1017)

MEMBERSHIP

The committee shall have five citizen-members appointed by the City Council. Committee members shall serve a term of four staggered years. Appointees shall be residents of the City. The police chief, fire chief, and one member of City Council shall attend committee meetings, but shall not be voting members. The City Manager or his/her designee shall serve as executive staff to the committee.

MEMBERS

Appointee (Voting Member) Term
Jean Martinez
April 26, 2017 – January 31, 2021
(VACANT)

– January 31, 2019

(VACANT)

– January 31, 2019

Mario Zamora
January 26, 2011 – January 31, 2021
(VACANT)

– January 31, 2019 

Non-Voting Members  
Steven Hernandez, Mayor
 
Police Chief
 
Fire Chief
 
Finance Director, Staff
 

COMMITTEE MEMBER APPLICATION

Notice of Application Period For City of Coachella UUT - Citizens Oversight Committee

The City Clerk’s Office is accepting applications for positions on the Utility Users Tax Citizens Oversight Committee. Citizens are appointed by the City Council.

To serve on the UUT Committee, applicants must be a Coachella resident. 

Three (3) Utility Users Tax Advisory Commissioner seats
Each seat to serve a full term of four (4) years

For an application, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (760) 398-3502, or visit the City’s website at www.coachella.org. Application deadline is 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2019.

Andrea Carranza, MMC
Deputy City Clerk

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Aviso del Periodo de Aplicación Ciudad de Coachella UUT - Comité de Observación Ciudadana

La Oficina de la Secretaria Municipal está aceptando aplicaciones para posiciones en el Comité de Observación Ciudadana del Impuesto Sobre el Uso de Utilidades. Los ciudadanos serán nombrados por el Consejo Municipal.

Para servir en el Comité de Observación Ciudadana del Impuesto Sobre el Uso de Utilidades, los aspirantes deben ser residentes de Coachella.

Tres (3) plazas para Comisario de Observación del Impuesto Sobre el Uso de Utilidades
Cada miembro servirá un periodo de cuatro (4) años.

Para obtener una aplicación, favor de comunicarse a la Oficina de la Secretaria Municipal al (760) 398-3502, o visite nuestra página web en www.coachella.org. La fecha límite de entrega es el jueves, 30 de mayo de 2019 a las 6:00 p.m.

Andrea Carranza, MMC
Subsecretaria Municipal

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MEETING DATES AND TIMES

The Utility Users Tax Commission meets once a year.

UUT Agenda Packet 4-23-2018