With an additional $30 million in revenue projected to come into Manatee County each year, a Citizens Oversight Committee will be formed to ensure the proper expenditure of the funds.
The county is now accepting applications for seven seats on the Citizens Oversight Committee for the Infrastructure Sales Tax, which was passed by voters on Nov. 8. Applications are due Jan. 6 and can be found online at mymanatee.org/advisory_boards.
“The committee will meet periodically to prepare an annual report to the Board of County Commissioners which reviews expenditures of the half-cent sales tax,” a news release states.
Four of the initial members will serve three-year terms while the remaining three will serve two-year terms.
“Thereafter, all members will serve two-year terms,” the release states. “Qualified applicants must resident in unincorporated areas of Manatee County.”
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