To ensure accountability, the Phoenix Transportation 2050 plan (T2050) requires a 15-member Citizens Transportation Commission to represent various facets of the community and oversee the plan. The committee addresses street and transit needs, provides oversight on the expenditure of funds, and make recommendations on plan elements and other means of generating revenue for the plan going forward.
The commission shall:
A. adopt by-laws that will:
(1) govern the day-to-day operations of the Commission; and
(2) establish such other offices as the Commission deems appropriate;
B. Establish committees and subcommittees as necessary to carry out the Commission's purpose;
C. Review appropriations and make recommendations to the City Council regarding public transit and street transportation department projects that are funded by Transportation 2050 revenue;
D. Receive public input and review all transit and street projects that are funded by Transportation 2050;
E. Annually review revenue and expenditure of Transportation 2050 Funds; and
F. Formulate and present recommendations to the City Council on matters related to revenue, expenditures, projections, performance measures, programs, and major projects related to the expenditure of Transportation 2050 Funds.
The membership will consist of 15 unpaid appointed members. The commission members will be approved by the City Council and will be appointed as follows:
(A) one member by each council district
(B) the following members will be appointed by the Mayor as follows:
(1) one from the disability community
(2) one transit user
(3) one from the business community
(4) one from the education community
(5) one with a professional transportation background; and
(6) two City of Phoenix residents at-large
No more than two members may be residents outside the City of Phoenix corporate boundaries, but must be residents within Maricopa County. No member of the Commission may serve more than two full three-year terms unless:
A) the member is initially appointed to fill the remained of an unexpired term created by a vacancy, or
B) the member served an initial two-year term when the Commission was first established.