Your Input is Needed to Help the County Best Use Local Measure K Tax Dollars

The County of San Mateo today announced a series of listening sessions and survey to hear directly from residents about their needs in four key areas.Residents are invited to share their experiences and needs on issues of housing and homelessnesschildren and families, emergency preparedness and mental health.Residents are invited to attend a listening session and take an online survey, which is available in English, Spanish, Tagalog and Simplified Chinese.The information gathered will help inform the Board of Supervisors as it allocates funding from the local Measure K sales tax in ways that address the needs shared by residents and advance equity. A summary report from the listening sessions and surveys will also be shared with the public and presented to the Board of Supervisors in October.

Listening sessions are as follows:

“We believe that the residents of San Mateo County are in the best position to tell us what gaps they see in services in their community,” said Dave Pine, president of the Board of Supervisors. “These sessions represent a unique opportunity to hear from individuals to inform how we focus resources to truly make a difference.”

These listening sessions are designed to create a welcoming environment for everyone to share their unique perspective, including removing language barriers.

Live interpretation and small group discussions will occur in English, Spanish, Cantonese, and Mandarin at each session and additionally in Tagalog in Daly City and San Mateo.Sessions will be facilitated by InterEthnica, a team with expertise in engaging with diverse communities.

About Measure K:
More than two-thirds (70.4 percent) of San Mateo County voters approved the Measure K half-cent sales tax extension in 2016. The measure provides local funds for local needs.Learn more about Measure K.

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