Accountability and Transparency
The Measure is under the auspices of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, acting as the Board of the Flood Control District, and it includes layers of accountability.
- Each city or county unincorporated area identifies local projects that meet required water quality project criteria (see Ordinance and Program Elements for details)
- Funds may be used for new or existing projects, as long as they improve water quality
- New projects that cost over $2 million for all phases must be approved by the Oversight Board
Watershed Authority Groups
- Watershed Authority Groups consist of representatives from each municipality in the watershed, plus a public water supply agency representative and a land conservancy representative
- A Stakeholder Advisory Panel (made up of community members) helps the Watershed Authority Groups select projects and develop 5-year plans that meet the needs of the community
- All plans and projects must be approved by the Oversight Board
- Appointed by the Board of Supervisors and made up of property owners who are representatives from Watershed Authority Groups and the Flood Control District, plus one member from the environmental community, and two at-large members from the general public
- Reviews all Watershed Authority Group plans and projects
- Reviews all $2 million+ local projects
- The Auditor-Controller of Los Angeles County will conduct annual audits of municipalities and Watershed Authority Groups actual and budgeted use of funds.