Voters in November 2016 approved Measure K, which extends an existing half-cent sales tax that supports essential County services and helps to maintain or replace critical County facilities. The following are initiatives supported by Measure K funds in District 5. This is a partial list.
Support for Apprenticeships in the Trades
The Board of Supervisors in December 2016 approved a one-time $95,000 grant of Measure K funds to support the training of approximately 50 people in the construction trades. The grant to the San Mateo County Union Community Alliance for the Trades Program will ensure a high-quality workforce in the plumbing, electrical, construction and other trades. Learn more.
Renovations for Daly City Youth Health Center
A total of $1.7 million in Measure K funds will be invested in renovating and improving a new space for the the Daly City Youth Health Center, which serves at-risk and teenagers and young adults. Since 1990, the center has helped more than 52,000 youth with primary health care, mental health care, counseling and other services. The grant, approved by the Board of Supervisors in December 2016, includes $1 million in general Measure A funds and $450,700 in district-specific Measure K funds. Learn more.
Building the Foundation for Learning
Infants and toddlers in Daly City are receiving a helping hand on the road to literacy. An agreement with Peninsula Family Service calls for up to $245,000 in funding through June 2017 for early learning centers on Mission Street and in the Bayshore neighborhood near the Cow Palace.
The Measure K funding will also provide for well checks for all children and to support families on the transition to preschool. The Board of Supervisors approved the agreement on April 12, 2016.
Funds for a New Library in Brisbane
The Board of Supervisors on March 29, 2016, approved a $300,000 grant for a new library in the city of Brisbane. The funds will go toward planning and design costs.
The current library, located at 250 Visitacion Ave., has served the community since 1981 but, at 2,721 square feet and on the second floor of a two-story building, it was found in an initial Needs Assessment to be too small to meet present and future community library service needs. The City has identified several funding sources to help pay for the new library and is exploring others, including community fundraising. Current plans call for a new library facility of approximately 7,000 square feet to be located across the street from the current library, which will likely continue to serve as a venue for community-wide programs. Learn more.
Reducing Gun Violence
This $60,000 grant approved in November 2016 will improve public safety by educating women to persuade them from being used to buy, hide or hold guns for those who are legally prohibited from possessing firearms. The grant to Operation LIPSTICK (Ladies Involved in Putting a Stop to Inner-City Killing) will allow the organization to provide workshops, training and education that will reduce gun crimes. Learn more.
A young girl enjoying the Peninsula Family Service early learning program in Daly City's Bayshore neighborhood (top photo); curious infants and toddlers at the agency's early learning center on Mission Street (bottom photo).