The County of Napa is seeking two (2) qualified applicants to serve on the RM3 Independant Oversight Committee, representing Napa County.
Senate Bill 595 (SB 595) required the nine Bay Area counties to conduct a special election,
known as Regional Measure 3 (RM3), on a proposed increase to toll rates on state-owned
bridges in the region. This election took place on June 5, 2018, with voters approving a threedollar
toll increase, phased in one dollar at a time over the course of six years. Effective
January 1, 2019, the base toll rate on these bridges was increased by one dollar. Due to ongoing
lawsuits against the measure, collected RM3 revenue is currently being held in an escrow
SB 595 also required, if voters approved the RM3 toll increase, that the Bay Area Toll
Authority (BATA) establish an independent oversight committee within six months of the
effective date of the toll increase. Therefore, BATA will establish the RM3 independent
oversight committee by July 1, 2019. This committee will be subject to the Brown Act.
SB 595 specifies the following regarding the functions and membership of the independent
oversight committee (Streets and Highways Code Section 30923 (h)):
BATA shall establish an independent oversight committee to ensure that any toll
revenues generated pursuant to the RM3 toll increase are expended consistent with the
applicable requirements of the RM3 expenditure plan set forth in Streets and Highways
Code Section 30914.7.
The oversight committee shall include two representatives from each county within the
jurisdiction of the commission.
Each representative shall be appointed by the applicable county board of supervisors
and serve a four-year term and shall be limited to two terms.
The oversight committee shall annually review the expenditure of funds by BATA for the
projects and programs specified in Section 30914.7 and prepare and submit a report to the
transportation committee of each house of the Legislature summarizing its findings.
The oversight committee may request any documents from BATA to assist the committee
in performing its functions.
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