By Staff Reports
(Victorville)– The City of Victorville is now accepting applications for qualified community members to serve on its new oversight committee for Measure P, the City’s general transaction and use tax approved by Victorville voters in November 2020. The oversight committee’s purpose is to review revenue and expenditures to ensure Measure P tax revenue is expended efficiently and effectively.
The Victorville City Council approved formation of the Measure P Oversight Committee in October 2020. “We hold in high regard the trust our community has placed in us to use the revenue generated by this new tax measure to fulfill our shared goal of bettering Victorville,” said Victorville Mayor, Debra Jones. “This oversight committee will help us provide financial transparency to our community.”
The Measure P Oversight Committee will be comprised of representatives from community stakeholder groups and work in coordination with City of Victorville staff. Applicants are sought to serve in seven positions representing a variety of local community stakeholder groups such as major retail, Chamber of Commerce, youth/recreation and more.
Those interested in being considered to serve on the Measure P Oversight Committee must submit the online application available on the City of Victorville website. Applications will be accepted through Feb. 26 or until all positions are filled. The application and selection requirements, as outlined in the Measure P Oversight Committee Bylaws, are available at VictorvilleCA.gov/mpoc.
A selection committee will review the applications submitted and make recommendations to the City Council. The City intends to establish the oversight committee and host its first meeting in March. Updates will be available at VictorvilleCA.gov/mpoc.
Measure P, Victorville’s Public Safety & Essential Municipal Services General Transaction and Use Tax, is a general sales tax measure approved by Victorville voters in the November 3, 2020 election. This one-cent sales tax will take effect on April 1, 2021 increasing Victorville’s sales tax from 7.75 to 8.75 percent. The sales tax revenue will be collected at the point of sale and remitted to the Tax Equalization Board then forwarded to the City quarterly. The City of Victorville expects to receive the first quarter of new Measure P revenue in July 2021. Additional information about Measure P is available on the City’s website at VictorvilleCA.gov/MeasureP.
Located in Southern California at the high-point between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, Victorville is the leading city for both industry and retail in the High Desert region. Victorville is a growing, vibrant community that is home to approximately 125,000 residents and some of the area’s largest employers. Clean air, abundant mountain vistas, family-friendly recreational activities, spectacular sunsets and breathtaking night skies entice locals and visitors alike to fall in love with this city that is within a few hours of SoCal beaches, National Parks, mountain retreats, other major attractions and less than an hour from Ontario International Airport.