Appointment Made to Concord Measure Q Oversight Committee

March 31, 2016 14:00 pm · 10 comments

City of Concord

At its meeting on March 22, the Concord City Council appointed Brandy Leidgen to fill an unscheduled vacancy on the Measure Q Oversight Committee; the term expires on Dec. 31, 2017.

The Measure Q Oversight Committee consists of five members – one from the business community, at least three residents of Concord, with the fifth member from either category. Leidgen is filling one of the resident positions.

The Measure Q Oversight Committee fulfills two areas of responsibility in each of the years the Measure Q half-cent use and transaction tax is collected:

  1. Review the City’s annual audit report, which includes Measure Q tax revenue and expenditures.
  2. Provide recommendations to the City Council on the use of Measure Q revenue.

The committee produces a report that records the results of its review of the City’s audit and its recommendations for expenditure of the revenue generated from the tax.  The report is presented to the Council at a public meeting and is a public record.

For more information on the Measure Q Oversight Committee, contact Karan Reid, Finance Director, at (925) 671-3192.

QUESTION: Do you think ALL members of the Measure Q Oversight Committee should be residents of Concord?

Wear Floral Patterns March 31, 2016 at 2:12 PM

If Business owners don’t get to contribute then I can see them going elsewhere. Their bricks and mortar as in Concord as much as the home of a Concord resident.

ConcordMike March 31, 2016 at 2:49 PM

Keep it as is. But where are the members selected from and who selects them?

J. March 31, 2016 at 2:50 PM

If Jonny Brenden of Brenden Theatres, Dirk Wentling of Wentling’s Studios, or Pamela Driffensducksee the CEO of Concordcatelco Credit Union lived out of town but in the county, I think they should be eligible to fulfill one of the business seats.

SaraD March 31, 2016 at 2:52 PM

1 business member that may or may not be a resident is no big deal, it’s not a majority and would almost be like saying a landlord doesn’t have a right to have a say in an investment property if they don’t live there.

Mary Fouts March 31, 2016 at 2:54 PM

Well, all member are residents of Concord, presuming that business owners are required to have a business in Concord. The comimttee then has Concord personal residents and Concord business residents on the committee.

My concern would be if the Oversight Committee’s findings are essentially blown off, as so often happens with bond/measure oversight committees.

Cellophane March 31, 2016 at 2:59 PM

The City Council will overrule anything from this Committee that it does not agree with. The Committee is as a tool to make people believe they have some input.

Grayson is really good overriding committees and commissions. And he’s still running things on the council.

The City Council looks at the Brown Act as a joke in poor taste and communicate as they wish. It’s easy to see at just about every meeting with Helix and Leone kissing Grayson’s behind.

This town needs a better brand of people to run for City Council. People with Character, decent values and morals.

SaraD March 31, 2016 at 3:14 PM

Celllophane you are aware that Grayson is no longer the mayor right?

Julio March 31, 2016 at 3:44 PM

Oversight Committee results are always blown off. They have no value, they have no authority, no nothing. Complete waste of every ones time. If it was a Commission it would be totally different. Committee’s are added only to pacify the voter and make them think there is some input. There is however it is always ignored. Just “file it” and it will go away.

Julio March 31, 2016 at 3:47 PM

Correction, There is however a report given to council. It is always ignored. Just “file it” and it will go away.

Concord Resident April 1, 2016 at 6:10 PM

“Committee should be residents of Concord”

Simple answer “YES” not Liberal puppet

we need people with brains that can think for themselves.

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