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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.

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Measure K: Ten Years of Progress


Tim Green, left, with, Michael Lacson, a County Veterans Services Representative. Green credits Lacson with helping connect him with the benefits he earned during active and reserve duty in the Marine Corps.

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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

Information on Measure K for Grant Seekers

The County of San Mateo directs funds from the Measure K half-cent sales tax to accomplish specific goals. The County is not currently soliciting proposals for the use of Measure K funds. Please see the bottom of this note for additional information.

For the 2023-24 Fiscal Year (July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024), the County anticipates $110 million in Measure K revenue. At a public meeting on March 14, 2023, the Board of Supervisors approved an allocation plan for inclusion in the Fiscal Year 2023-24 Recommended Budget.

Of the $110 million in anticipated revenue, $109.3 million is committed to existing and new Board priorities that include gun violence prevention, affordable housing, emergency and disaster preparedness and poverty prevention, among others.

Also, members of the Board of Supervisors may recommend funding to meet urgent or emerging community needs on a rolling basis.  Contact a member of the Board for further information.