Hikers enjoying sunset sky at Monte Bello Preserve

Measure AA Bond Oversight Committee

Sunset hikers at Monte Bello Preserve (Karl Gohl)

The Measure AA Bond Oversight Committee consists of seven at-large members who reside within the District, and is essential to implementing Measure AA. The Committee is appointed by the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District’s Board of Directors pursuant to Measure AA to ensure accountability, transparency and public oversight of all funds collected and allocated under Measure AA.

The Expenditure Plan approved as part of Measure AA defines the Committee’s roles and responsibilities as follows:

  • Review Plan expenditures on an annual basis to verify conformity with the Expenditure Plan.
  • Review District’s Annual Audit and Annual Accountability report and present the Committee’s findings to the Board at a public meeting.
  • Review any proposed amendments to the Expenditure Plan.

The Committee does not oversee any other District financial information nor does it set policy or provide input or direction on projects, budgets, work plans, or financial matters pertaining to other District funds. All actions, including decision about selecting projects for funding, will be made by the Board in public meetings.

Committee Members

Term October 2020 – June 2024

Paul Betlem
Brian Cilker
David Emery
Bruce Tolley

Term October 2022 - June 2026

Curtis Cole
Kit Gordon
Steven Permut

Measure AA Bond Accountability Report

The Measure AA bond oversight committee convenes at least once a year and takes the time required to thoroughly review annual Measure AA expenditures and Midpen’s Annual Audit and Accountability Report. Each year, the committee’s findings are presented to the board at a public meeting and are posted on our website. Find out more about the committee.

The timeframe of this report spans from July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021 and reflects Measure AA expenditures during this time period. The structure of this document is guided by the Measure AA Ballot language, specifically Priority Portfolio Actions by Region, which appears on page 7 of this report. See accountability reports from previous years

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