5 citizen committee selections, transit resolution on RTA board’s agenda Feb. 14; Clark now a member

       Selection of five citizens to the at-large positions on the Citizen Oversight (also called advisory) Committee is an agenda item for the meeting of the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (RTA) board of directors Monday, Feb. 14.
       The meeting, open to the public, will begin at 3 p.m. in the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments Conference Room, 15 S. 7th Street.
       The RTA board is a government entity set up to ensure that the earnings from the RTA's 1-cent sales tax is used efficiently for the projects identified in the tax proposal that passed in last November's election.
       The advisory committee is intended to let citizens keep tabs on the RTA board, whose members consist of elected officials from the four local governments with a stake in the RTA (Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Manitou Springs and Green Mountain Falls). The five openings were advertised last month.
       A new member of the RTA board is longtime Westside leader and new County Commissioner Sallie Clark. City Council member Jerry Heimlicher, whose district includes the Westside, is also on the board.
       Also on the agenda is a resolution related to the RTA's role in taking over responsibility for transit services to Manitou Springs and unincorporated parts of the county.

Westside Pioneer from a press release