Public Committees Recruitment

Social Media Tool Kit

Introduction

Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is recruiting for new committee members of two public committees, the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) and the Taxpayer Oversight Committee (TOC). These committees help advise OCTA on a wide range of policies, procedures, and actions. OCTA strongly encourages residents and community leaders to get involved and help improve the quality of life for all Orange County residents.

The Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) actively participates in helping examine traffic solutions, providing input to OCTA’s transportation studies and communicating with their constituencies. Committee members also participate in roundtable discussions and hear special presentations on various transportation projects, programs, and services.

The Taxpayer Oversight Committee (TOC) is an independent 11-member committee that monitors OCTA’s use of revenue collected through OC GO (also known as Measure M), the county’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements. Members of the TOC work to ensure the transportation projects specified in OC Go are built as promised. There are open positions in the First, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Supervisorial Districts.

This social media tool kit provides copy-ready content as well as graphics to promote the recruitment for the public committees. The kit provides content so that you may pick and choose text that best resonates with your constituents and post it onto any of your social media platforms. Please consider tagging OCTA in your social media posts so that we can easily track information sharing.

Thank you for your help sharing information about OCTA’s public committee recruitment.

Social Media: CAC

Text: Would you like to be a part of what happens in your community? The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is seeking those who enjoy helping examine traffic solutions, providing input to transportation studies, and communicating with constituents to become member of the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). For more information, visit octa.net/cac.

 

Social Media: TOC

The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) invites you to apply to the OC Go (also known as Measure M) Taxpayer Oversight Committee (TOC), which has been ensuring that all OC Go funds are spent on voter-approved transportation projects for over a decade. There are openings in the First, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Supervisorial Districts. Apply today!

[Link: octa.net/toc]

 

Blog/Newsletter/Website – CAC

Text: OCTA Seeks Volunteers to Serve on Citizens Advisory Committee

Are you interested in the transportation needs of Orange County? If so, we need your help. The Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) has openings and we’re recruiting new members. Applications for this OCTA Board-appointed committee are due May 1, 2019.

CAC members provide input on a broad spectrum of transportation projects, studies, and outreach activities. During their two-year terms, they identify opportunities for community input, recommend methods for obtaining feedback on specific transportation issues, serve as liaisons between the public and OCTA, and participate in roundtable discussions. Potential committee members should demonstrate a history of participating in community activities and transportation issues, and be willing to dedicate at least 15 hours per year to OCTA meetings and activities. Applications are available here.

In three interviews, CAC Chair Roy Shahbazian and Vice-Chair Dan Kalmick share why they volunteer for the CAC here.

For additional information, please contact Jared Hill at (714) 560-5680 or jhill1@octa.net.

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Blog/Newsletter/Website – TOC

Text: Volunteer to Oversee OC Go (also known as Measure M) and Be Part of a Legacy

OCTA will once again be seeking qualified volunteers to serve on the OC Go Taxpayer Oversight Committee (TOC). Applications for the 2019-2022 term will be accepted until May 1, 2019 to fill four positions; one each in the First, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Supervisorial Districts.

The TOC is an independent 11-member committee that monitors OCTA’s use of revenue collected through OC Go, the county’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements. The TOC has spent more than a decade ensuring that all OC Go funds are spent on voter-approved transportation projects.

Orange County residents in the First, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Supervisorial Districts are eligible to apply.

The First District consists of the cities of Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Westminster, portions of Fountain Valley, and the unincorporated community of Midway City.

The Third District consists of Orange, Tustin, Villa Park, Yorba Linda, and portions of Anaheim and Irvine.

The Fourth District consists of the cities of Anaheim, Brea, Fullerton, La Habra, Placentia, and portions of Buena Park.

The Fifth District is made up of the cities of Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, portions of Irvine, and the unincorporated communities of Coto de Caza, Ladera Ranch, Las Flores, and Wagon Wheel.

Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and be willing to participate for a three-year term. Potential committee members should also demonstrate a history of participating in community activities and be knowledgeable about transportation.

The Grand Jurors Association of Orange County (GJAOC) is conducting the TOC recruitment program and will recommend qualified candidates for membership. For additional information or to request an application, visit the TOC recruitment webpage or contact the GJAOC at (949) 735-9151.

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