Administration of the Measure A1 Bond
by Alameda County’s Housing and Community Development Department
The Alameda County Board of Supervisors placed the Measure A1 General Obligation Bond on the November 2016 Ballot to replace lost affordable housing resources and begin to tackle the housing crisis. The Bond Measure passed with 73% of the vote. The Board directed the Community Development Agency’s Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) to and created the Measure A1 Oversight Committee to review expenditure and review outcomes of the Bond.
The Board of Supervisors authorized up to 10% of Bond proceeds to be used to develop, deploy, and administer Bond funded programs as well as cover the cost of Bond issuance. Bond implementation is expected to take ten to twelve years and be completed fiscal year 2027/28.
During this implementation period, HCD has expanded its staff capacity, built new systems and began capacity building activities.
Implementation, Staffing and Oversight
The Measure A1 Affordable Housing Bond question approved by voters includes three structures for transparency and oversight:
The Measure A1 Citizens’ Oversight Committee (OC) is a volunteer body mandated by the Measure A1 Bond Measure and empowered by the Board of Supervisors to annually review past expenditures of A1 Bond funds for compliance with the ballot Measure. View the Oversight Committee’s meeting calendar, agendas and meeting materials.
The Oversight Committee is comprised of representatives from:
- Each Board of Supervisors district
- Residents of subsidized housing
- Faith communities
- East Bay housing organizations
- Alameda County Taxpayers’ Association
- Alameda County City Managers Association
- The League of Women Voters of Alameda County
- The Alameda County Building and Construction Trades Council
Members serve staggered four-year terms. The Oversight Committee holds public quarterly meetings to review expenditures and the Measure A1 annual report. HCD supports this volunteer body by staffing to organize, create reports, and provide guidance.
The Measure A1 Oversight Committee was seated in January 2020. They hold regular public meetings to determine if Measure A1 expenditures are in compliance with the 2016 ballot measure.