By Staff Reports
(Victorville)– On April 6th, the Victorville City Council approved appointments to four of seven available seats on its Measure P Oversight Committee. Applications for the three vacant seats will be accepted through April 23 or until the positions are filled.
The Victorville City Council approved formation of the Measure P Oversight Committee in October 2020 in order to provide financial transparency to the community. The committee provides for resident representation from seven key stakeholder groups. The committee’s purpose is to review revenue and expenditures to ensure Measure P tax revenue is expended consistent with the intent of the tax measure.
At last night’s meeting, the Victorville City Council appointed the following community stakeholders to serve on the Measure P Oversight Committee:
Michael Krause – Resident Member of Education
Mark Creffield – Resident Member of Local Chamber of Commerce
Matthew Pellouchoud – Resident Member of Local Major Retail Industry
Margaret Cooker – Resident Member of the Senior Community
“We are grateful to these resident stakeholders for their willingness to serve on our oversight committee,” said Victorville Mayor, Debra Jones. “They will play a critical role in helping this Council provide further financial transparency to our community and ensure that Measure P tax revenue is used as intended to benefit Victorville.”
Community members are invited to apply for the three vacant committee positions representing the clergy, non-profit social services provider, and youth/recreation. Applicants must submit the online application available on the City of Victorville website.
Applications will be accepted through April 23 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 May. 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 2020 election. This one-cent sales tax took effect on April 1 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, and other major attractions. Ontario International Airport is less than an hour away.