Chapter 2.14


2.14.010    Commission established and purpose.

2.14.020    Membership and appointment.

2.14.030    Term of office and compensation.

2.14.040    Powers and duties.

2.14.010 Commission established and purpose.

The revenue enhancement oversight commission (REOC) is hereby established to review, report, and make recommendations regarding the use of revenues collected through the city’s voter-approved general purpose, half-percent sales tax authorized by Chapter 3.15. The REOC is authorized to review these tax revenues and expenditures, report on the city’s stewardship of this general purpose tax, and provide recommendations directly to the city council regarding expenditures of these tax revenues as an integral part of the budget process. The establishment of the REOC shall be effective upon voter approval of a revenue enhancement measure to be proposed in November 2014 and shall continue in existence as long as Chapter 3.15, adopted by such measure, is in effect. (Ord. 1605 § 1 (part), 2014)

2.14.020 Membership and appointment.

The REOC shall consist of five members who are residents of the city. Members shall be appointed by the whole city council through a public application and appointment process. When recruiting members, the city will seek members that have experience with finance, budgeting, or municipal accounting. (Ord. 1605 § 1 (part), 2014)

2.14.030 Term of office and compensation.

A. Terms. Of the members first appointed, three shall be appointed for the term of three years, and two shall be appointed for two-year terms. Subsequent appointments to the REOC shall be for three years. Vacancies during the term shall be filled by the city council for the unexpired portion of the term. Members may be removed by the city council with or without cause by a majority vote of the city council. (Ord. 1615 § 1, 2015: Ord. 1605 § 1 (part), 2014)

2.14.040 Powers and duties.

The REOC shall meet a minimum of four times per year to perform its duties, as follows:

A. Generally. The REOC shall have the authority to conduct public hearings as directed by the city council or city policy. The REOC shall exercise the duties conferred upon it by this chapter, and as necessary to achieve its purpose.

B. Annual Community Report. The REOC shall conduct a public hearing annually to review and take public testimony on the essential services measure annual report.

C. Annual Audit. The REOC shall meet annually to review the audited financial statements contained in the comprehensive annual financial report for the essential services measure.

D. Annual Citizen Oversight Meeting. The REOC shall hold an annual essential services measure community forum for the purpose of taking input from residents and community members on preferences for the use of the revenues generated by the essential services tax.

E. Budget Recommendations. The REOC shall meet for the purpose of making recommendations to the city council regarding the uses of revenue generated by the essential services measure. The REOC shall take into consideration the input provided by residents and community members during the annual citizen oversight meeting, the purpose of the essential services measure, the major city goals established by the city council, and the amount of revenue available from past fiscal years, and projected to be available during the next fiscal year, in making its budget recommendations to the council.

F. Outreach and Education. The REOC shall be authorized to perform outreach and educational activities so that residents and community members are informed about the costs and benefits associated with the collection and use of revenue generated by the essential services measure. (Ord. 1605 § 1 (part), 2014)