South Lake Tahoe extends application period for Roads Management Authority Commission
October 25, 2017
The city has extended the application period for a commission tasked with allocating funds generated by Measure C, if South Lake Tahoe voters approve the sales tax question in November.
City Council is soliciting additional applications for potential appointees to join two members appointed this past week. Council appointed MaryAnne Brand and Brent Goligoski to serve on the Roads Management Authority Commission.
The commission will be responsible for approving expenditures each year paid for with revenue from Measure C, a ballot question that would increase South Lake Tahoe's sales tax by ½ a percent. The additional tax is projected to raise $2.5 million per year, with that money being legally restricted for repair, maintenance and construction of city streets.
Measure C requires approval by two-thirds of voters in this November's special election. The ½ percent additional sales tax and the commission expire in 15 years unless voters decide to renew Measure C at that time.
A minimum of three more people must be appointed to the commission — membership must total five or seven people per the terms of the commission's creation. All members must be appointed by City Council. Requirements include being a South Lake Tahoe resident and eligible voter.
Initially, three members will be appointed to four-year terms and two members will be appointed to two-year terms in order to stagger appointments. After the initial appointments, members will be appointed or re-appointed to four-year terms and there will be no term limits. If a seat becomes vacant, council will appoint a replacement to serve out the remainder of the term.
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The additional members will join Brand and Goligoski, both of whom were appointed at the Oct. 17 City Council meeting.
Brand has 32 years of experience in governmental accounting and finance, according to the city. She retired from the city of South Lake Tahoe earlier in 2017.
Goligoski is an asset management analyst at South Tahoe Public Utility District. He has also served on the Tahoe Regional Young Professionals board of directors since 2014.
Applications may be obtained at the South Lake Tahoe City Clerk's Office located at 1901 Airport Road between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Applications also are available at http://www.cityofslt.us. Completed applications must be returned to the clerk's office ASAP. Anyone with questions should contact City Clerk Susan Alessi at 530-542-6004.