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By The Dana Point Times

The Measure M Taxpayers Oversight Committee is holding its 22nd annual public hearing on Measure M on Tuesday, February 12, at Orange County Transportation Authority headquarters. Members of the public are welcome to join in on discussion and submit their comments in regards to Measure M projects.

Measure M is a half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements administered by OCTA. The tax was approved by voters in 1990 and renewed by a nearly 70-percent vote in 2006.

The 11-member committee is independent of OCTA and was formed to monitor OCTA’s use of Measure M funds, approve changes to the Measure M plan and holding annual public hearings on the expenditure of funds generated by Measure M. Since it was approved, Measure M has contributed more than $4 billion in transportation improvements.

The hearing begins at 6 p.m. OCTA headquarters are located at 600 South Main Street in Orange.

To provide comments about Measure M, visit www.octa.net/toc_mpublichearing. For more information about Measure M or the Taxpayers Oversight Committee, visit www.octa.net/TOC.

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