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A two-thirds majority of San Mateo County voters approved the Measure K half-cent sales tax extension in 2016 to support essential County services and to maintain or replace critical facilities. This page provides news and information on how local funds are meeting local needs.

Measure K News

Spotlight: Lorena Thompson's Legacy


Deborah Kemper of San Carlos, who lost her mother, Lorena Thompson, to gun violence, helps to raise awareness about an upcoming gun buyback.

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What can Measure K funds be used for?

Measure K provides limited-term funding to meet critical service needs, address service gaps or save money by improving performance. In the resolution placed before voters and in public statements, the Board of Supervisors has listed the following as priorities for Measure K funds:

Providing affordable homes for seniors, veterans, individuals with disabilities and families

► Maintaining emergency operations and 9-1-1 police, fire and paramedic dispatch
► Combatting human trafficking
► Maintaining paratransit services for the elderly and individuals with disabilities
► Maintaining preschool, after-school and library programs for children and teens
► Keeping County parks open
► Maintaining health care for low-income children, seniors and people with disabilities
► Providing neighborhood health clinics
► Maintaining countywide gang and drug task forces
► Addressing the effects of sea level rise
​​​​​​​► Maintaining child abuse prevention programs