20-year Measure A extension placed on ballot

SAN MATEO COUNTY — County officials have placed a 20-year extension of an existing sales tax on the November ballot to possibly combat the housing crisis.

Supervisors unanimously voted on July 26 to seek an extension of the half-cent Measure A tax through 2043. It needed a four-fifths majority to be placed on the ballot.

The measure, which took effect in April 2013 and generates about $80 million a year in revenue, is set to sunset in 2023. The extension is being sought to fund “critical local services and infrastructure,” according to a news release.

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