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This is the first Farmworker Advisory Commission of its kind in the state!

The new Farmworker Advisory Commission will advise government bodies in their decision-making process through direct citizen participation. This ten-member Commission promotes programs and policies that address the unmet needs of farmworkers in San Mateo County. Potential areas of focus include: advising the Board of Supervisors and County agencies on effectively outreaching to farmworkers and their families; helping farmworkers and their families navigate public agencies and access benefits and services; raising awareness among farmworkers about labor laws and other protections; bringing visibility to issues that disproportionately affect farmworkers; and helping to build trust and relationships in the County’s agricultural community, particularly between employers and employees. The Commission has 10 members: 

  • Four (4) Farmworkers
  • Three (3) Members from community-based organizations
  • One (1) Family member of a farmworker
  • One (1) Member who works in the agriculture industry (but not a farmworker)
  • One (1) San Mateo County Agricultural Advisory Committee member

The members who are farmworkers or a farmworker family member will be paid $100 for each Commission meeting they attend. Interpretation and translation is provided. The Commission will meet at least 6 times a year, on the 2nd Wednesday of every other month from 7-8:30pm at Half Moon Bay Library.

Meetings Location

Regular Meetings
2nd Wednesday, every other month
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Half Moon Bay Library
620 Correas St. Half Moon Bay
Community Room

 


 

Commission Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes Supporting Material Video
11/16/22 Regular Meeting

English Agenda

Spanish Agenda

ENG Minutes PDF

SPAN Minutes PDF

5 - Brown Act Training (English & Spanish)

6 - Training Themes

7 - Frequency of Regular Meetings, Training and Language of Meetings

11.16.22
1/11/23 Regular Meeting        
3/8/23 Regular Meeting        
5/10/23 Regular Meeting        
7/12/23 Regular Meeting        
9/13/23 Regular Meeting        
11/8/23 Regular Meeting        

Questions?

Please email communityaffairs@smcgov.org or call 650-208-5798 (English & Spanish) or contact the District 3 Commission liaisons: Brae Hunter at bhunter@smcgov.org (English) or Paola Ayala Amezcua at pamezcua@smcgov.org (Spanish).