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Community Feedback

In August 2023, the County hired an independent contractor to conduct multiple listening sessions throughout San Mateo County to collect community input on the Measure K funding priorities. The results of these listening sessions as well as results from a community-wide survey have been compiled and are now available for review.

We asked you what you need through surveys, listening sessions and community meetings.

We wanted to ensure that we are investing in initiatives that will make a big impact in San Mateo County and align with current community needs.

Listening session participants were given the opportunity to communicate their needs and preferences for how resources should be distributed among the priority areas. Watch the video to see what community members had to say.

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Over 2,600+ residents participated in Measure K listening sessions and surveys across the county.

Participation by Location

“I think that the small group was amazing. I was with three people and then three staff members and they were so open, and they heard everything we had to say and were repeating things back that we said just to make sure that they were able to understand it fully. It made me want to make sure that I go to the next one. You feel like your voice was heard, like what you were going through mattered to people. And I just enjoyed the community."

-Lois, resident and listening session participant

Your voice helped inform how our tax dollars are prioritized in three areas

At a public meeting in October 2023, the Board of Supervisors approved the priority areas of:

Learn More About Funding Areas

Children, Families, and Seniors

This area focuses on providing essential services and support to vulnerable populations across the lifespan.

Housing and Homelessness

This area aims to address the critical housing needs and challenges faced by San Mateo County residents.

Emergency Preparedness

This area focuses on preparing for and responding to emergencies and natural disasters.

What does the community think about the three funding areas?

View Summary Report (PDF)

Photos from our 2023 Listening Sessions

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