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Oversight Board
Oversight Board
The Oversight Board is comprised of representatives of the local agencies: the City of Grover Beach, County of San Luis Obispo, special districts, and K-14 educational agencies. Oversight Board Members have a fiduciary responsibility to ensure the financial obligations of the former Grover Beach Improvement Agency are met and that local agencies receive the benefit of the redistribution of property tax.

Oversight Board Members
The Oversight Board is made up of the following seven members

1) John Laferriere (Chair)
    Mayor's Appointee
2) Cassandra Mesa
    Mayor's Appointee 
    (representing former RDA employees)
3) “The Serving Mayor” - John P. Shoals
    Grover Beach Lighting District 
    (largest special district)
4) Adam Hill (Vice Chair)
    San Luis Obispo County -
    Board of Supervisors Appointee
5) Sheldon K. Smith 
    San Luis Obispo County -
    Superintendent of Schools Appointee
6) Chris Green
    Chancellor of the Community College Appointee
7) Vacant
    San Luis Obispo County - Board of Supervisors
    Appointee (Member of the Public)

Assembly Bill X1 26 (ABX1 26) gives the Oversight Board authority over the former redevelopment agency’s financial affairs. In addition to approving the Successor Agency’s administrative budget, the Oversight Board adopts the Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule (ROPS) — the central document that identifies the financial obligations of the former redevelopment agency that the Successor Agency may pay over the next six months and subsequent six-month periods. Actions of an Oversight Board do not go into effect for three business days. During this time, the Department of Finance (DOF) may request a review of the Oversight Board’s action. The DOF, in turn, has ten days to approve the Oversight Board’s action or return it to the Oversight Board for reconsideration.

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