MADERA – The Measure T Citizens’ Oversight Committee, responsible for ensuring that the Measure T half-cent sales tax revenues and expenditures are administered and spent as promised to the public, is pleased to announce the findings for the fiscal year 2021 Measure T compliance audits. The Measure T financial statements for the fiscal year 2021 were audited by an independent firm with no significant deficiencies. The audited financial statements are available at Measure T Audits
The Citizens’ Oversight Committee has reviewed the audited Measure T Financial Statements and reports of the independent auditor from July 2020 to June 2021 and concurs that Measure T expenditures are in accordance with the Measure T program. Measure T continues to serve as a crucial source of local infrastructure investment, including leveraging state and federal funds for the Madera County region.
The Citizens’ Oversight Committee looks forward to continuing to work with the community to ensure the ongoing success of the Measure T Program. The 2006 Measure T program is in its 14th year, and during this year, construction work was completed on the State Route 99 Ave 12 to Ave 17 widening and safety project and the Oakhurst Midtown Connector project. In addition, the local agencies spent over $2.47 million on road rehabilitation and maintenance projects. The City of Madera also spent funds to help complete their new Transit Facility and enhance the Fresno River Trail.
Seven public members sit on the Measure T Citizens’ Oversight Committee. The Committee receives, reviews, inspects, and recommends action on independent financial and performance audits related to Measure T. The Committee also presents recommendations, findings, and requests to the public and the Authority in a formal annual report. The Annual Report is available at Citizens’ Oversight Committee Annual Report to the Public.