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 and click on "More" under "Measure A Oversight Committee" for further information, including the agenda and a campus map.


There are no comments yet. Please share yours below.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Choose a category: *

Since this is the first comment on this story a new topic will also be started in Town Square! Please choose a category that best describes this story.

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

The Saddle Room – A True Friend of Kids
By Laura Stec | 2 comments | 2,121 views

Palo Alto: Pastis owner to open second French restaurant
By Elena Kadvany | 2 comments | 1,383 views

The Four E's--Pope Francis and the Middle Class
By Steve Levy | 3 comments | 1,000 views

My College Mindset is Intrinsically Motivated
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 1 comment | 906 views

Marriage Interview 9: Make a Date to Have Sex Once or Twice a Week and . . .
By Chandrama Anderson | 8 comments | 845 views