OVERSIGHT INTEGRITY COUNCIL

The ordinance tasks the city council with approving funds for quality of life projects that are recommended by an Oversight Integrity Council. The OIC has no control over funds directly. It is made up of local members appointed by the mayor and approved by the city council.

 

Initial quality of life infrastructure category projects as identified reflect what research data have shown to be priorities for the general public. Another factor for prioritization is time-sensitive grant opportunities and offers. Future projects over the course of time will be introduced by the public or community groups or organizations and then researched, discussed and considered by the appointed Oversight Integrity Council for recommendation.

 

As an oversight measure, the ordinance requires the OIC to publish regular finance reports that account for funds raised and appropriated by the tax. Additionally, the structured language of the ordinance is written in a way that only allows the tax to fund projects that meet specific requirements related to quality of life matters.

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