County Tax Expenditure Plan: What's Your Priority?

John Maltbie, County Manager, wants to know how you’d like to see the funds from Measure A — the half-cent sales tax — be spent in our communities.

San Mateo County voters in November expressed their confidence in the County government by approving Measure A, a half-cent sales tax that begins April 1. 

On what critical needs and services should the funds be spent? John Maltbie, County Manager, wants to know.

Is it improving public safety or providing health care for our most vulnerable residents? What about after-school literacy programs, accessible parks, safe routes to schools? The ballot measure stated that Measure A funds will help to restore, protect and enhance community services in San Mateo County.

Log on to www.SMCSPEAKOUT.com and tell Maltbie your priorities. www.SMCSPEAKOUT.com is a virtual town hall where you can learn more about Measure A and let your voice be heard.

“I look forward to presenting your ideas to the Board of Supervisors at their next meeting,” said Maltbie in a prepared statement.

What’s your priority? Share your ideas in the comments section below.

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Lionel Emde February 27, 2013 at 04:31 PM
Well, since the county payroll went up by $500,000 last year, I guess we know where that's going. And of course, Mr. Maltbie got a pay increase from the Board of Supes: http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=12720 And here's what some of the other county elite earn: http://www.pacificariptide.com/pacifica_riptide/2013/02/the-daily-post-reports-county-bloat.html
Michael G. Stogner March 01, 2013 at 02:51 AM
89,788 voted against it. There was no opposition to Measure A, 4 out of our 5 Supervisors wanted it. Those same 4 are all Board members of Service League of San Mateo County. $1.4 million and organized voters against no opposition. One person that I know of reported to District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe through open letter to several papers in the County requesting him to investigate 2 alleged crimes committed by somebody involved with the Yes on Measure A commercials. I told him that is not likely because Steve Wagstaffe is also a member of Service League of San Mateo County.
Michael G. Stogner March 01, 2013 at 02:53 AM
Service League of San Mateo County http://www.serviceleague.org/Board_of_Directors.html


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