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Tuesday: Oversight committee meets on tax measure spending

A majority of San Mateo County voters in November 2012 approved a half-cent hike in the sales tax to provide annual funding of about $60 million for public health and safety and care for the county's poor and elderly.

The tax has been in effect since April 2013 and a citizens committee overseeing the spending meets for the first time at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the College of San Mateo at 1700 West Hillsdale Blvd. in San Mateo.

The meeting is open to the public and takes place in Room 468, the College Heights Conference Room, in Building 10.

Go to this link for a list of the intended uses for the funding.

Go to smcgov.org/budget and click on "More" under "Measure A Oversight Committee" for further information, including the agenda and a campus map.

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