Parcel Tax Oversight Committee (PTOC)

Measures T & U Parcel Tax Oversight Committee Members

Rob Darrow, Community at Large Representative
Matt Farrell, Senior Organization Representative
Linnaea Holgers, Business Community Representative
Carol McKee, Elementary Parent Representative
Isabelle Tuncer, Secondary Parent Representative 

The District's Board of Trustees approved revised Bylaws for the Parcel Tax Oversight Committee on 10/21/20.  The Committee is comprised of individuals who are at least 18 years of age and who either live or work within the boundaries of the District.  No employee, official, vendor, contractor, or consultant of the District may be appointed to the Committee. PTOC is composed of five to seven (5-7) members who are approved by the District Board of Trustees, including: 

A.      One member shall, at the time of appointment, be active in a business organization representing the business community of the District;

B.      One member shall, at the time of appointment, be a member of the community at large;

C.      One member shall, at the time of the appointment, be a member of a Senior Citizen’s Organization, 

D.     One member shall, at the time of appointment, be a parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the Elementary District;

E.      One member shall, at the time of appointment, be a parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the High School District. 

The Parcel Tax Oversight Committee (PTOC) is charged with overseeing expenditures funded by voter-approved parcel taxes and ensuring that such funds are spent in the manner intended by each ballot measure. To that end, the PTOC prepares an annual report regarding the expenditure of parcel tax funds supporting District programs and services.  The report is presented to the Board and is made available to local media and the public.

Bylaws of the Parcel Tax Oversight Committee

Parcel Tax Bylaws - revised September 13, 2017 - English
Parcel Tax Bylaws - revised September 13, 2017 - Spanish
Parcel Tax Bylaws- revised October 6, 2020- English

Compliance with Ralph M. Brown Act

All meetings of the Committee are open to the public and are noticed and conducted in compliance with the Ralph M. Brown Act. (Government Code § 54950 et seq.)

Current Parcel Taxes Supporting District Programs and Services

Measure I
Approved:  June  2012
Duration:  July 2013 - June 2021
Assessment: $38  per year per parcel in high school district beginning July, 2013
Funds: Grade 9-12 Library and Counseling services

Measure J
Approved:  June 2012
Duration:  July 2013 - June 2021
Assessment: $85 per year per parcel in elementary district beginning July, 2013
Funds:  Grades K-8 Art and Music programs, Library programs and Counseling services

Measure P
Approved:  June 2016
Duration:  July 2016 - June 2024
Assessment: $105  per year per parcel in elementary district generating $1,661,100
Funds: Grade K-3 class size reduction, lowered class sizes in grades 4-6, library services, art supplies, Life Lab, and a variety of other K-6 programs

Measure O  
Approved:  June 2016
Duration:  July 2016-June 2024
Assessment:  $72 per parcel per year in high school district.
Funds middle and high school student career technical education, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs, visual and performing arts and job-training instructional programs; and  after-school athletic and enrichment programs in middle and high schools to protect student safety, health and well-being.

PTOC Meetings

Meetings are generally held at the District Office, 133 Mission Street, Santa Cruz, CA, from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. While Social Distancing restrictions are in effect, meetings will be held from a virtual platform.  Meeting times may vary.

PTOC Meeting Schedule

 Meeting Date  Location Agenda  Attachments Minutes
 October 6, 2020  4:00-5:30pm via Zoom  Agenda
 December 29, 2020  5:30-7:00pm via Zoom  Agenda Attachments
 March 23, 2021  4:00-5:30pm via Zoom  Agenda Measure T Report
Measure U Report 
 Minutes (Draft)
 April 29, 2021  5:30-7:00pm via Zoom  Agenda    Minutes
Meeting Date  Location
 Agenda   Minutes 
09/30/19 District Office  Agenda    Minutes
12/03/19 District Office  Agenda    Minutes
Zoom Meeting  Agenda    Minutes 
04/21/20 Zoom Meeting  Agenda    Minutes 
Meeting Date  Location  Agenda    Minutes 
11/27/18 District Office  Agenda    Minutes
02/05/19 District Office  Agenda    Minutes
03/12/19 District Office   Agenda    Minutes
05/07/19 District Office  Agenda    Minutes
 Meeting Date  Location  Agenda
 10/3/17  Harbor High Library  Info on Bylaws    
 12/19/17  Harbor High Library  Agenda   Minutes 12/19/17
 03/06/18  Harbor High Library  Agenda   Minutes 3/6/18
 05/22/18  Harbor High Library  Agenda   Minutes 5/22/18 
 Meeting Date Location Agenda   Minutes
October 24, 2016 Harbor High Library  Agenda 10/24/16    Minutes 10/24/16
January 23, 2017 Harbor High Library
 Agenda 1/23/17    Minutes 1/23/17
March 27, 2017 Harbor High Library  Agenda 3/27/17    Minutes 3/27/17
May 22, 2017 Harbor High Library  Agenda 5/22/17    Minutes 5/22/17



Meeting Date





 September 14, 2015  Harbor High Library  Agenda 9/14/15    Download Minutes
 December 14, 2015  Harbor High Library  Agenda 12/14/15    Download Minutes
 March 14, 2016  Harbor High Library  Agenda 3/14/16    Download Minutes
 May 16, 2016  Harbor High Library  Agenda 5/16/16    Download Minutes
 May 26, 2016  Harbor High Library  Agenda 5/26/16    Download Minutes






 Meeting Date Location Agenda   Minutes
Oct. 13, 2014 Gault School Library Agenda 10/13/14   Download Minutes
Nov. 17, 2014 Gault School Library  Agenda 11/17/14   Download Minutes
Jan. 26, 2015 Gault School Library  Agenda 1/26/15   Download Minutes
 March 2, 2015 Harbor High Library  Agenda 3/2/15   Download Minutes
 April 20, 2015 Harbor High Library Agenda 4/20/15    Download Minutes
 June 1, 2015 Harbor High Career Center Agenda 6/1/15    Download Minutes

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