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Measure O Citizens Oversight Committee Appointed

On April 17, 2017, Ventura City Council approved the appointments to the Measure O Citizens Oversight Committee.


1 Year Term (April 17, 2017 – April 30, 2018)

  • Kristopher Hansen
  • Bill Hickman
  • Mary Laurel “Laurie” Rutledge
  • Jordana Ybarra-Telias

3 Year Term (April 17, 2017 -April 30, 2020)

  • Kathlene Bokoles
  • Marni Brook
  • David Jaffe

With passage of Measure O in November 2016, voters created a Citizens Oversight Committee with the task/function to review the projected revenues and recommended expenditures for the funds generated by Measure 0. Measure O Citizens Oversight Committee shall make their recommendations to the City Council as a part of the City’s budget process and after the independent financial audit is received yearly, the Citizens Oversight Committee will provide findings to City Council.

The initial make-up of this seven person committee will be four members with a 1-year term and three members with a three .. year term. Future committee recruitments will be for four-year terms.

Members of the Appointments Recommendation Committee (Councilmembers Weir, Councilmember LaVere and Deputy Mayor Andrews) met and reviewed all 69 applications received. The Appointments Recommendation Committee (ARC) then agreed and selected applicants for interviews. 22 applicants were invited for interviews; 1 applicant was unable to appear before the ARC. Interviews were conducted on April 3, 4 and 11th, 2017 to select the seven members for the initial Measure O Oversight Committee appointments.