San Mateo County voters in November 2012 approved Measure A, a half-cent countywide sales tax to fund County services and critical needs. The following includes actions taken by the Board of Supervisors to allocate Measure A funding to internal County departments and external agencies such as local cities and community-based organizations through June 2016.


Public Safety

Striving to Keep Schools Safe: San Mateo County Sheriff's Office

Fire Engine and Vehicle Replacement Fund: La Honda Fire Brigade

Coastside Tsunami and Disaster Response Coordinator: San Mateo County Sheriff's Office, City of Half Moon Bay and Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Preparing Former Inmates for Jobs: San Mateo County Parks and Human Services Agency

Combating Human Trafficking/Sexual Exploitation of Children: San Mateo County Sheriff's Office

Pescadero Fire Station Replacement: San Mateo County Fire/CalFire

Skylonda Fire Station Project: San Mateo County Fire/CalFire


Health and Mental Health

Providing Medical Services to Underserved Residents: Seton Medical Center and Health Plan of San Mateo

Mental Health System of Care for Adults -- Respite Center, Expansion of SMART, Alternatives to Jail: San Mateo County Health System

Mobile Medical Services in Pescadero, La Honda, Loma Mar and San Gregorio: San Mateo Medical Center Coastside Clinic

Countywide Oral Health Assessment: San Mateo County Health System, San Mateo County Oral Health Coalition

Linking Residents of Pescadero, La Honda, Loma Mar and San Gregorio with Health Care Services: Puente de la Costa Sur

Cordilleras Mental Health Center Replacement: San Mateo County Health System

San Mateo County Board of Supervisors Approves $5 Million to Aid Critical Nonprofits: The Service League, Our Common Ground, Project 90, Free at Last, The Latino Commission

Public Health Nurses for Children and Family Services' Clients: San Mateo County Health System and Human Services Agency


Youth and Education

The Big Lift -- Improving Reading Proficiency: County of San Mateo, San Mateo County Office of Education, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Cabrillo, La Honda-Pescadero, Jefferson Elementary and South San Francisco school districts

Prevention and Early Intervention -- Resources for Children At-Risk of Abuse, Trauma or Mental Illness: Health System, Human Services Agency and County Office of Education

Supported Training for Emancipated Foster Youth: San Mateo County Human Services Agency and Human Resources Department

Bipolar Early Assessment and Management: San Mateo County Health System, San Francisco Family Service Agency

Early Child and Adolescent Hotline and Prevention Program/Support Services for "Lucky Kids": StarVista

Skills for Parents Struggling with Defiant Children/Pacific Islander Initiative/Alcohol Sales: Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center

Prevention and Treatment Services for Families with Young Children: StarVista's Early Childhood Community Team

Multi-Cultural Services, Mental Health First Aid: One East Palo Alto, Ravenswood City School District and East Palo Alto Police

Advocates for Foster Youth and Mentor Training: Court Appointed Special Advocates

Expanding Summer Library Reading Programs: Peninsula Library System

Housing and Living Skills for Homeless Youth: San Mateo County Human Services Agency and StarVista's Daybreak Program

Help and Support for At-Risk Students in East Palo Alto -- Students with Amazing Goals (SWAG): San Mateo County Executive’s Office, Probation Department and Live in Peace

Youth Leadership Development and Employment: Puente de la Costa Sur

Sowing the Seeds for a Healthy Life, One School at a Time: UC Cooperative Extension 4H Healthy Living Ambassadors

School Buses for the Coast: Cabrillo Unified School District

Sponsored Employment as a Gateway to Jobs and Work: One East Palo Alto

Providing Tools to Support Education: Redwood City School District Familias Unidas

Training and Resources for Parents: Ravenswood City School District Parent Academy

Youth and Government Leadership: Joan and Lewis Platt YMCA

Mastering Math in Middle School: St. James Community Foundation

Tutoring Services for Foster Youth: Thrive Academics

Emerging Scholars Program for Foster Youth: Silicon Valley Children's Fund

Educational Support for Foster Youth: StarVista, Daly City Peninsula Partnership and Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County

Mentoring for At-Risk Teens: LEMO Foundation Playmakers

Help on the Road to Literacy: Peninsula Family Service

Youth Job Training and Development Services: American Federation of Labor, Congress of Industrial Relations

Supporting Early Childhood Learning in San Mateo: Peninsula Family Service


Housing and Homelessness

Support for East Palo Alto Shelter/Expanding Homeless Outreach Teams: Project WeHOPE, InnVision Shelter Network (LifeMoves)

Safe and Affordable Housing for San Mateo County Farmworkers -- Agricultural Workforce Housing: San Mateo County Department of Housing

Emergency Food, Clothing, Shelter, Housing Assistance: Samaritan House for Core Services

Custom Performance Measurement and Service Improvements for Core Service Agencies: Bitfocus, AgreeYa and Clarity Human Services System

Homeless Prevention Assistance Program: Samaritan House and Core Service Agencies

Emergency Housing Assistance, Motel Vouchers, Roof Repairs at Pantry: InnVision Shelter Network (LifeMoves), Samaritan House, North Peninsula Food Pantry and Dining Center

Creating Affordable Housing -- Local Housing Trust Fund: Housing Endowment and Regional Trust

Help in Ending Homelessness -- System Redesign: Focus Strategies

Improving Housing for Adults with a Mental Illness: Telecare Corp. and City of South San Francisco

Dignity, Showers and Laundry for the Homeless: Project WeHOPE

Heaters, Refrigerators for Transitional Housing: Service League of San Mateo County

Feasibility of Creating a Homeless Shelter on the Coast: Home and Hope

Improving Housing for Low-Income Families: St. Francis Center

Repairs for Veterans 'Hoptel,' Family Homeless Shelters: InnVision Shelter Network (LifeMoves)

New Flooring and Hot Water Heaters: InnVision Shelter Network (LiveMoves)

Preserving Affordable Housing: HIP Housing/Human Investment Project

Expanding Home Sharing Opportunities: Hip Housing/Human Investment Project

Emergency Shelter Funds: Samaritan House Safe Harbor Shelter

Mediating Landlord-Tenant Disputes: Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center

Housing Innovation Fund -- Increasing the Supply of Affordable Housing: San Mateo County Department of Housing/Grantees

Ensuring Safe Housing -- Augmented Housing Inspection Pilot Program: San Mateo County Health System Environmental Health

Preventing Displacement/Landlord and Tenant Information and Referral Services: Project Sentinel

Maple Street Shelter Renovation Boosted by $4.7 million in Measure A Funding: County of San Mateo, LifeMoves


Parks and Environment

Creating a Stand-Alone Parks Department/Devil's Slide Funding: San Mateo County Parks

San Mateo County Parks Strategic Plan

Cleaner Energy -- Community Choice Aggregation Program: San Mateo County Office of Sustainability

Drought and Water Storage Projects: Resource Conservation District and San Mateo County Parks

Lessons from Rising Seas: Youth Exploring Sea Level Rise: Coravai LLC

Improving Parks: Cities of San Mateo, Foster City and Belmont

Business Development Services for Parks: CHM Governmental Services, LLC

Restoring County Parks and Trails: Student Conservation Association

Mapping our County Parks and Trails: Student Conservation Association

Design for 2 Miles of New Wavecrest Trail: Coastside Land Trust

Measure A Funds Add to Pedro Point Headlands Open Space: City of Pacifica

Building Better Parks: San Mateo County Parks Foundation

Ravenswood Bay Trail Connection: Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District

Habitat Restoration and Trail Building at Pedro Point Headlands: Pacifica Land Trust

Cooley Landing Education and Community Center: City of East Palo Alto

Assessing and Managing Groundwater: Erler & Kalinowski, Inc.

Water Needs Assessment: San Mateo County Resource Conservation District


Older Adults and Veterans Services

Elder and Dependent Adult Protection: San Mateo County Health System, District Attorney's Office, County Counsel

Improving Services for Veterans, Increasing Outreach: San Mateo County Human Services Agency, Veterans Services Office

San Mateo County Veterans Needs Assessment: Report and Recommendations

Help for Adults with Dementia: Alzheimer's Association of Northern California and Northern Nevada

Meals and Friendly Visits for Older Adults: Daly City Peninsula Partnership Collaborative

Kinship Caregiver Mental Health Counseling: Edgewood Center for Children and Families

24-Hour 'Friendship Line' for Older Adults: Institute on Aging

Ensuring Seniors are Safe in Long-Term Care: Ombudsman Services of San Mateo County

Fall Prevention for Older Adults: San Mateo County Hospital Consortium and San Mateo County Emergency Medical Services

Support for Our Growing Senior Population: Foster City Village


Community Services

Support for Elderly and Disabled Residents: Subsidy to SamTrans or Paratransit Services

Open Data, Public WiFi, Performance Dashboards, Computer Software and System Development: San Mateo County Information Services Department

1 Million Pounds of Food, New Freezers and Equipment to Feed Individuals and Families in Need: Second Harvest Food Bank

Technology Upgrades to Improve Service: Coastside Hope, Pacifica Resource Center, Puente de la Costa Sur

San Mateo County will Fund New Library Facilities and Existing Library Remodels: South San Francisco, East Palo Alto, North Fair Oaks, Daly City, Pacifica, Half Moon Bay and Brisbane

North Fair Oaks Middlefield Road Redesign, Community Improvements: San Mateo County Public Works Department, Office of Sustainability, Planning and Building Department

Local Shuttle Bus for the Coast: San Mateo County Transportation Authority

New Case Management System to Improve Efficiency: Core Service Agencies

Promoting Active Transportation -- Pedestrian and Bicycle Coordinator: San Mateo County Office of Sustainability

Improving County Facilities and Infrastructure: Public Safety Dispatch, Emergency Operations and Data Center, Pescadero Fire Station, Cost Study to Replace Cordilleras Mental Health Facility and Install Hand Dryers and Vehicle Charging Stations

English for Adult Learners, Homework Support: Rosalie Rendu, Inc.

Measure A Education and Outreach Term Position: San Mateo County Executive’s Office

Remebering Our Past: Tanforan Assembly Center Memorial