MEETINGS: A.R.S. §28-6356. E. The citizens transportation oversight committee shall meet at least once each calendar quarter.
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LIAISON: Elizabeth Neville, Regional Freeway System/ADOT, (602) 712-7519, e-mail: CTOC@azdot.gov
FORMATION AUTHORITY: A.R.S. 28-6356 (previously 28-1594.04). During the 1994 session, the Legislature established the Citizens Transportation Oversight Committee. In July 1996, House Bill 2172repealed those statutes and established a new Citizens Transportation Oversight Committee.
COMPOSITION: A.R.S. 28-6356. A. A citizens transportation oversight committee is established in counties with a population of one million, two hundred thousand or more persons that have levied a transportation excise tax pursuant to §42-6104. B. The citizens transportation oversight committee consists of the following members who are not elected officials of or employed by this state or any county, city, or town in this state. 1. One member who serves as chairman of the committee and who is appointed by the governor pursuant to §38-211. 2. One member who represents each supervisorial district in the county and who is appointed by the board of supervisors. The board of supervisors shall consult with the mayors of each city and town located within each supervisorial district regarding appointments. At all times during the term, each member appointed pursuant to this paragraph shall legally reside in n different city or town located in the county. Members appointed pursuant to this paragraph shall have expertise in transportation systems or issues. 3. One member who resides in the county and who is appointed by the governor pursuant to §38-211. C. Members shall be appointed for terms of three years. D. The chairman shall also serve as: 1. A non-voting member of the departmental committee established by §28-6951 only for issues relating to the regional freeway system. The chairman may appoint a designee to attend meetings of the departmental committee. 2. A voting member of the governing body of the regional freeway planning agency in the county for all matters relating to the regional freeway system. HB 2172, Section 9, A. Page 12, Initial terms of members: Notwithstanding section 28-1594.04, Arizona Revised Statutes, as added by this act, the terms of members initially appointed to the citizens transportation oversight committee shall be staggered so that two members serve terms ending on January 20, 1997, two members serve terms ending on January 19, 1998 and two members with terms ending on January 18, 1999. The term of each of these members shall be determined by lot following their appointment. The initial term of the chairman of the citizens transportation oversight committee ends on January 18, 1999. At the CTOC meeting held August 28, 1996, members drew lots for terms of office. Failure by the citizens transportation oversight committee to act does not bar the governing body of the regional planning agency from taking action. I. Members of the committee are not eligible to receive compensation or reimbursement for expenses.
DUTIES AND POWERS: A.R.S. §28-6356 F. The citizens transportation oversight committee shall: 1. Review and advise the board, the governor, the director and the governing body of the regional planning agency on matters relating to the regional freeway system. 2. Review and make recommendations regarding any proposed major revision of the regional transportation plan by the governing body of the regional planning agency. For the purposes of this paragraph, major revision means and additions or deletion of a corridor or corridor segment in the regional freeway system. 3. Annually review and comment on the criteria developed pursuant to §28-6354, subsection B. 4. Approve or disapprove the resolution of the regional public transportation authority to the county board of supervisors pursuant t o§42-1482.01. 5. Hold public hearings and issue public reports as it deems appropriate. 6. Annually contract with an independent auditor who is a certified public accountant to conduct a financial compliance audit of all expenditures for the regional freeway system and receive the auditors report. The department shall reimburse the committee for the cost of this audit from the highway user revenue fund pursuant to §28-6538, subsection B, paragraph 1. 7. In consultation with the auditor general, set parameters for the performance audit prescribed in §41-1279.03, subsection A, paragraph 6 in the county, review the results of the auditor generals performance audit and make recommendations to the regional planning agency, the department, the speaker of the house of representatives, the presidents of the senate and the governor. G. The committee may: 1. Receive written complaints from citizens regarding adverse impacts of freeway design, determine which complaints warrant further review and make recommendations to the state transportation board regarding the complaints. 2. Receive written complaints from citizens relating to the regional planning agencys responsibilities as prescribed in this article, determine which complaints warrant further review and make recommendations to the regional planning agency regarding the complaints. 3. Make recommendations to the regional planning agency and the state transportation board regarding the five year construction program and the life cycle management programs for the regional freeway system.