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Establishment of the SPLOST Citizens’ Oversight Committee

Authorization

Created by resolution of the Board of Commissioners on October 11, 2005. Name changed on November 8, 2011 (formerly known as 2005 One Percent Sales Tax Citizens’ Oversight Committee).

Description

This committee represents the interest of the residents of Cobb County by assuring that the Cobb County Transportation Improvements Program portion of the overall 2005 SPLOST Program and all components of the overall 2011 SPLOST Program are implemented in an expedient, organized and accountable manner, including working with the Board of Commissioners to establish criteria that will enable the Cobb DOT to evaluate and prioritize sidewalk projects.

A citizens group of fifteen (15) members from the community shall be appointed, who shall serve without pay. Each member of the Cobb County Board of Commissioners shall be entitled to appoint three (3) members to the Oversight Committee.

Each member shall serve a term that runs concurrently with the term of the appointing Commissioner and at that Commissioner's pleasure. If an appointing Commissioner is no longer in office due to a general election or special called election, any member appointed by that Commissioner shall be subject to removal without cause by the newly elected Commissioner.

No person who holds elective public office shall be eligible to serve as a member of the Oversight Committee during the term of such elective office, and the position of any member shall be deemed vacant upon such member qualifying as a candidate for elective public office.

A member may be removed from the Oversight Committee by the appointing Commissioner at a Board of Commissioners regularly called meeting.

Vacancies occurring for any reason shall be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term in the same manner as the original appointment.

Find out more about the SPLOST Citizens’ Oversight Committee

Committee Members

Member Appointed By Term
Alice Summerour, Committee Chair Commissioner JoAnn Birrell 12/31/2022
Frank Wigington Commissioner JoAnn Birrell 12/31/2022
Susan Tucker Commissioner JoAnn Birrell 12/31/2022
Lindsay Edward Commissioner Lisa Cupid 12/31/2020
Kenneth Jones Commissioner Lisa Cupid 12/31/2020
Roger Sandbothe Commissioner Lisa Cupid 12/31/2020
Sally Riddle Chairman Mike Boyce 12/31/2020
Barkley Russell Chairman Mike Boyce 12/31/2020
Marty C. Williamson Chairman Mike Boyce 12/31/2020
Dee Gay Commissioner Bob Ott 12/31/2020
Bill Carver Commissioner Bob Ott 12/31/2020
James Brock Commissioner Bob Ott 12/31/2020
Jay Cunningham Commissioner Keli Gambrill 12/31/2022
Harvey E. (Gene) Lewis Commissioner Keli Gambrill 12/31/2022
Marline Elkins Commissioner Keli Gambrill 12/31/2022

Contact

District 1 - [email protected]

District 2 - [email protected]

District 3 - [email protected]

District 4 - [email protected]