In November 2018, Burlingame’s voters approved Measure I, a retail transactions and use tax of ¼ percent, which effectively increases the sales tax rate in Burlingame from 9.25 percent to currently 9.625 percent.
In addition to requiring a separate external audit of the collections and expenditures of the new transactions tax, the Measure also provides for the establishment of a Citizens’ Oversight Committee appointed by the City Council to review and report on the receipt of revenue and expenditure of funds from the Measure I tax. Members of the Committee shall be residents of the City or representatives of Burlingame businesses.
The Oversight Committee shall annually review the auditors’ findings regarding the revenues and expenditures and transmit a statement regarding that review to the City Council. In addition, the Oversight Committee shall provide oversight of any bonds that are backed in whole or in part by the Measure I revenues.
Measure I Oversite Committee - Members
|Mary Hockridge||Feb 2022|
|Stephanie Lee||Feb 2023|
|Sandeep Shroff||Feb 2023|
|Kimberly Rosales||Feb 2024|
|Mayor Ortiz||Current Council Liaison|
|Councilmember Colson||Current Council Liaison|
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