Thanks to revenues from the local Measure K countywide sales tax extension, San Mateo County has purchased new fire engines, strengthened school safety and expanded services for victims of domestic violence. On this page you will find articles and updates on how Measure K provides local funds for local public safety needs.
County Cuts Ribbon at new Regional Operations Center
The County of San Mateo celebrated the completion of its new $64.5 million Regional Operations Center (ROC), a state-of-the-art and seismically safe facility to house its Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services, Public Safety Communications which operates 9-1-1 dispatch, and a secure data center. Watch the video.
Get Ready for the ROC!
This short video takes you behind closed doors for a look inside the new Regional Operations Center set to open in fall 2019.
Combatting Human Trafficking, One Victim at a Time
Learn how Measure K funds are helping law enforcement and activists fight modern day slavery.
County Cuts Ribbon on New Fire Station
Major milestone reached on replacement for Station 58
New Engines, Support Vehicles Bolster Fire Protection
Smaller wildland engines help access to tough terrain
Public Safety Investments: 2017-18
See the impact of your Measure K tax dollars
Measure K Funds at Work: Fire Engine Replacement Fund
View a photo gallery of new apparatus
It Takes a Community to Overcome Relationship Abuse
Helping survivors get legal and emotional support
La Honda Fire Brigade Receives New Engine
A look at one of the first engines purchased with Measure K funds
County Hires Human Trafficking Coordinator
An interview with the County's first employee dedicated to comatting modern day slavery.
County Breaks Ground on New Fire Station
Replaces decadles-old station and barracks
An Emergency Operations Center Built to Survive the Big One
New center to house dispatchers, serve as information hub
Improving School Safety
Board approves investing in school resource officers
What is Measure K?
With the support of more than 70 percent of San Mateo County voters, Measure K won approval in November 2016. The vote extended a previously approved half-cent sales tax for an additional 20 years, to 2043.
Measure K provides approximately $85 million in local funds annually for local needs.