The Council of San Benito County Governments will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday at the County Administration Building, 481 Fourth St., to consider the following:
Approve COG office closure days from Dec. 21 to Jan. 1, 2019
Staff recommends closing the COG Office on December 21, and December 26, 27, and 28. December 25th and January 1st are paid holidays already scheduled for closure. The COG Board has authorized closure days in the past for some of the days surrounding the winter holidays. In 2018, SEIU and Management Employee Group employees are granted 3 additional paid days off during December. To accommodate these schedules, staff is proposing to have the COG office closed.
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Authorize Claim for Allocation of Transportation Development Act Funds
Each year the COG Board is required by the Transportation Development Act to allocate Local Transportation Funds to eligible claimants. The Council of Governments adopts a resolution in order to claim these funds for administrative purposes. The Local Transportation Fund in the amount $202,332 will be allocated to the Council of Governments for planning and administration purposes. The Local Transportation Fund has been in existence since 1972 and is derived from a 1⁄4 cent of the general sales tax collected statewide and returned to COG as Local Transportation Funds as defined under the Transportation Development Act.
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Update on COG’s Measure G sales tax proposal
In July, the COG Board approved an ordinance to outline the provisions of a special tax measure for transportation, including an Expenditure Plan, to request that the San Benito County Board of Supervisors place the item on the November 6, 2018 ballot, and to identify several provisions required by law to be made a part of the ordinance. A 1 percent sales tax is estimated to generate approximately $485 Million for transportation projects in 30 years.