County of San Mateo Launches Dedicated Measure A Website

The County of San Mateo today launched a multi-media website dedicated to Measure A, the half-cent sales tax approved by voters in 2012, where visitors can learn about the people and programs benefiting from initiatives and projects to meet critical service needs, address service gaps or save money through improved performance.

See the full article here: http://cmo.smcgov.org/blog/2016-04-04/county-san-mateo-launches-dedicated-measure-website

The County of San Mateo today launched a multi-media website dedicated to Measure A, the half-cent sales tax approved by voters in 2012, where visitors can learn about the people and programs benefiting from initiatives and projects to meet critical service needs, address service gaps or save money through improved performance. - See more at: http://cmo.smcgov.org/blog/2016-04-04/county-san-mateo-launches-dedicated-measure-website#sthash.I7u7GVaR.dpuf
The County of San Mateo today launched a multi-media website dedicated to Measure A, the half-cent sales tax approved by voters in 2012, where visitors can learn about the people and programs benefiting from initiatives and projects to meet critical service needs, address service gaps or save money through improved performance.
 
The website (http://cmo.smcgov.org/measureA) curates fund recipients into seven categories based on the ballot language — public safety, for example — and offers a layered County map function pinpointing fixed allocations such as infrastructure and parks projects.
 
The goal is not only showing taxpayers where the money is going but also illustrate those decisions with real-life stories. The photos on the site are real San Mateo County residents. The quotes are words from real County beneficiaries.
 
One piece explains the need for a new emergency operations and 911 Public Safety Dispatch Center on the County campus by dating the current facility all the way back to the Eisenhower era. In a video on the Daybreak homeless teen center, teens share in their own words how the program is giving them the chance at a brighter future. Ever wonder who our County veterans are? A piece under “Older Adults and Veterans Services” introduces readers to three members of the County Veterans Commission, including a professional actor and a retired Army major who previously didn’t know she qualified for benefits.
 
Measure A’s new online presence will also include pages linked from each Supervisorial district highlighting the allocations recommended for each individual district. Other resources include links to the Measure A Oversight Committee, a Frequently Asked Questions page and performance dashboards showing the progress of each initiative toward its goal.
 
The website launch coincides with the third anniversary of Measure A taking effect. In 2012, after several years of budget cuts due to the recession and unpredictable federal and state funding, County voters passed Measure A by a 65. 4 percent majority. It took effect April 1, 2013 and sunsets in 2023.
 
In Fiscal Year 2014-2015, the measure raised more than $80.5 million and as of January 2016 the Board of Supervisors has allocated funds for approximately 110 initiatives through internal departments, other government agencies and service providers such as community-based
organizations. Among them are the Big Lift childhood literacy initiative, elder adult protection, library renovations, elder adult protection, public WiFi, combatting human trafficking and paratransit services for elderly and disabled individuals.
 
“We are grateful San Mateo County voters understood the economic reasons we sought Measure A in 2012 and that they continue to appreciate how the funds now allow us the latitude to strengthen our Parks system, improve childhood literacy and combat homelessness, among many other important and innovative initiatives. Measure A is about more than dollars and Board recommendations; it is about the people and successes made possible by these funds and we are committed to sharing those stories with the public through this new website and other methods of outreach to come," said Board President Warren Slocum who represents District 4.
 
The public is encouraged to continually visit the Measure A site as it will grow with additional stories, maps and resources.
 
For more information about the Measure A site and the County’s ongoing commitment to keeping the public informed, please contact Chief Communications Officer Michelle Durand at 650-363- 4153 or mdurand@smcgov.org.
- See more at: http://cmo.smcgov.org/blog/2016-04-04/county-san-mateo-launches-dedicated-measure-website#sthash.I7u7GVaR.dpuf
The County of San Mateo today launched a multi-media website dedicated to Measure A, the half-cent sales tax approved by voters in 2012, where visitors can learn about the people and programs benefiting from initiatives and projects to meet critical service needs, address service gaps or save money through improved performance.
 
The website (http://cmo.smcgov.org/measureA) curates fund recipients into seven categories based on the ballot language — public safety, for example — and offers a layered County map function pinpointing fixed allocations such as infrastructure and parks projects.
 
The goal is not only showing taxpayers where the money is going but also illustrate those decisions with real-life stories. The photos on the site are real San Mateo County residents. The quotes are words from real County beneficiaries.
 
One piece explains the need for a new emergency operations and 911 Public Safety Dispatch Center on the County campus by dating the current facility all the way back to the Eisenhower era. In a video on the Daybreak homeless teen center, teens share in their own words how the program is giving them the chance at a brighter future. Ever wonder who our County veterans are? A piece under “Older Adults and Veterans Services” introduces readers to three members of the County Veterans Commission, including a professional actor and a retired Army major who previously didn’t know she qualified for benefits.
 
Measure A’s new online presence will also include pages linked from each Supervisorial district highlighting the allocations recommended for each individual district. Other resources include links to the Measure A Oversight Committee, a Frequently Asked Questions page and performance dashboards showing the progress of each initiative toward its goal.
 
The website launch coincides with the third anniversary of Measure A taking effect. In 2012, after several years of budget cuts due to the recession and unpredictable federal and state funding, County voters passed Measure A by a 65. 4 percent majority. It took effect April 1, 2013 and sunsets in 2023.
 
In Fiscal Year 2014-2015, the measure raised more than $80.5 million and as of January 2016 the Board of Supervisors has allocated funds for approximately 110 initiatives through internal departments, other government agencies and service providers such as community-based
organizations. Among them are the Big Lift childhood literacy initiative, elder adult protection, library renovations, elder adult protection, public WiFi, combatting human trafficking and paratransit services for elderly and disabled individuals.
 
“We are grateful San Mateo County voters understood the economic reasons we sought Measure A in 2012 and that they continue to appreciate how the funds now allow us the latitude to strengthen our Parks system, improve childhood literacy and combat homelessness, among many other important and innovative initiatives. Measure A is about more than dollars and Board recommendations; it is about the people and successes made possible by these funds and we are committed to sharing those stories with the public through this new website and other methods of outreach to come," said Board President Warren Slocum who represents District 4.
 
The public is encouraged to continually visit the Measure A site as it will grow with additional stories, maps and resources.
 
For more information about the Measure A site and the County’s ongoing commitment to keeping the public informed, please contact Chief Communications Officer Michelle Durand at 650-363- 4153 or mdurand@smcgov.org.
- See more at: http://cmo.smcgov.org/blog/2016-04-04/county-san-mateo-launches-dedicated-measure-website#sthash.I7u7GVaR.dpuf
The County of San Mateo today launched a multi-media website dedicated to Measure A, the half-cent sales tax approved by voters in 2012, where visitors can learn about the people and programs benefiting from initiatives and projects to meet critical service needs, address service gaps or save money through improved performance.
 
The website (http://cmo.smcgov.org/measureA) curates fund recipients into seven categories based on the ballot language — public safety, for example — and offers a layered County map function pinpointing fixed allocations such as infrastructure and parks projects.
 
The goal is not only showing taxpayers where the money is going but also illustrate those decisions with real-life stories. The photos on the site are real San Mateo County residents. The quotes are words from real County beneficiaries.
 
One piece explains the need for a new emergency operations and 911 Public Safety Dispatch Center on the County campus by dating the current facility all the way back to the Eisenhower era. In a video on the Daybreak homeless teen center, teens share in their own words how the program is giving them the chance at a brighter future. Ever wonder who our County veterans are? A piece under “Older Adults and Veterans Services” introduces readers to three members of the County Veterans Commission, including a professional actor and a retired Army major who previously didn’t know she qualified for benefits.
 
Measure A’s new online presence will also include pages linked from each Supervisorial district highlighting the allocations recommended for each individual district. Other resources include links to the Measure A Oversight Committee, a Frequently Asked Questions page and performance dashboards showing the progress of each initiative toward its goal.
 
The website launch coincides with the third anniversary of Measure A taking effect. In 2012, after several years of budget cuts due to the recession and unpredictable federal and state funding, County voters passed Measure A by a 65. 4 percent majority. It took effect April 1, 2013 and sunsets in 2023.
 
In Fiscal Year 2014-2015, the measure raised more than $80.5 million and as of January 2016 the Board of Supervisors has allocated funds for approximately 110 initiatives through internal departments, other government agencies and service providers such as community-based
organizations. Among them are the Big Lift childhood literacy initiative, elder adult protection, library renovations, elder adult protection, public WiFi, combatting human trafficking and paratransit services for elderly and disabled individuals.
 
“We are grateful San Mateo County voters understood the economic reasons we sought Measure A in 2012 and that they continue to appreciate how the funds now allow us the latitude to strengthen our Parks system, improve childhood literacy and combat homelessness, among many other important and innovative initiatives. Measure A is about more than dollars and Board recommendations; it is about the people and successes made possible by these funds and we are committed to sharing those stories with the public through this new website and other methods of outreach to come," said Board President Warren Slocum who represents District 4.
 
The public is encouraged to continually visit the Measure A site as it will grow with additional stories, maps and resources.
 
For more information about the Measure A site and the County’s ongoing commitment to keeping the public informed, please contact Chief Communications Officer Michelle Durand at 650-363- 4153 or mdurand@smcgov.org.
- See more at: http://cmo.smcgov.org/blog/2016-04-04/county-san-mateo-launches-dedicated-measure-website#sthash.I7u7GVaR.dpuf
The County of San Mateo today launched a multi-media website dedicated to Measure A, the half-cent sales tax approved by voters in 2012, where visitors can learn about the people and programs benefiting from initiatives and projects to meet critical service needs, address service gaps or save money through improved performance.
 
The website (http://cmo.smcgov.org/measureA) curates fund recipients into seven categories based on the ballot language — public safety, for example — and offers a layered County map function pinpointing fixed allocations such as infrastructure and parks projects.
 
The goal is not only showing taxpayers where the money is going but also illustrate those decisions with real-life stories. The photos on the site are real San Mateo County residents. The quotes are words from real County beneficiaries.
 
One piece explains the need for a new emergency operations and 911 Public Safety Dispatch Center on the County campus by dating the current facility all the way back to the Eisenhower era. In a video on the Daybreak homeless teen center, teens share in their own words how the program is giving them the chance at a brighter future. Ever wonder who our County veterans are? A piece under “Older Adults and Veterans Services” introduces readers to three members of the County Veterans Commission, including a professional actor and a retired Army major who previously didn’t know she qualified for benefits.
 
Measure A’s new online presence will also include pages linked from each Supervisorial district highlighting the allocations recommended for each individual district. Other resources include links to the Measure A Oversight Committee, a Frequently Asked Questions page and performance dashboards showing the progress of each initiative toward its goal.
 
The website launch coincides with the third anniversary of Measure A taking effect. In 2012, after several years of budget cuts due to the recession and unpredictable federal and state funding, County voters passed Measure A by a 65. 4 percent majority. It took effect April 1, 2013 and sunsets in 2023.
 
In Fiscal Year 2014-2015, the measure raised more than $80.5 million and as of January 2016 the Board of Supervisors has allocated funds for approximately 110 initiatives through internal departments, other government agencies and service providers such as community-based
organizations. Among them are the Big Lift childhood literacy initiative, elder adult protection, library renovations, elder adult protection, public WiFi, combatting human trafficking and paratransit services for elderly and disabled individuals.
 
“We are grateful San Mateo County voters understood the economic reasons we sought Measure A in 2012 and that they continue to appreciate how the funds now allow us the latitude to strengthen our Parks system, improve childhood literacy and combat homelessness, among many other important and innovative initiatives. Measure A is about more than dollars and Board recommendations; it is about the people and successes made possible by these funds and we are committed to sharing those stories with the public through this new website and other methods of outreach to come," said Board President Warren Slocum who represents District 4.
 
The public is encouraged to continually visit the Measure A site as it will grow with additional stories, maps and resources.
 
For more information about the Measure A site and the County’s ongoing commitment to keeping the public informed, please contact Chief Communications Officer Michelle Durand at 650-363- 4153 or mdurand@smcgov.org.
- See more at: http://cmo.smcgov.org/blog/2016-04-04/county-san-mateo-launches-dedicated-measure-website#sthash.I7u7GVaR.dpuf
The County of San Mateo today launched a multi-media website dedicated to Measure A, the half-cent sales tax approved by voters in 2012, where visitors can learn about the people and programs benefiting from initiatives and projects to meet critical service needs, address service gaps or save money through improved performance.
 
The website (http://cmo.smcgov.org/measureA) curates fund recipients into seven categories based on the ballot language — public safety, for example — and offers a layered County map function pinpointing fixed allocations such as infrastructure and parks projects.
 
The goal is not only showing taxpayers where the money is going but also illustrate those decisions with real-life stories. The photos on the site are real San Mateo County residents. The quotes are words from real County beneficiaries.
 
One piece explains the need for a new emergency operations and 911 Public Safety Dispatch Center on the County campus by dating the current facility all the way back to the Eisenhower era. In a video on the Daybreak homeless teen center, teens share in their own words how the program is giving them the chance at a brighter future. Ever wonder who our County veterans are? A piece under “Older Adults and Veterans Services” introduces readers to three members of the County Veterans Commission, including a professional actor and a retired Army major who previously didn’t know she qualified for benefits.
 
Measure A’s new online presence will also include pages linked from each Supervisorial district highlighting the allocations recommended for each individual district. Other resources include links to the Measure A Oversight Committee, a Frequently Asked Questions page and performance dashboards showing the progress of each initiative toward its goal.
 
The website launch coincides with the third anniversary of Measure A taking effect. In 2012, after several years of budget cuts due to the recession and unpredictable federal and state funding, County voters passed Measure A by a 65. 4 percent majority. It took effect April 1, 2013 and sunsets in 2023.
 
In Fiscal Year 2014-2015, the measure raised more than $80.5 million and as of January 2016 the Board of Supervisors has allocated funds for approximately 110 initiatives through internal departments, other government agencies and service providers such as community-based
organizations. Among them are the Big Lift childhood literacy initiative, elder adult protection, library renovations, elder adult protection, public WiFi, combatting human trafficking and paratransit services for elderly and disabled individuals.
 
“We are grateful San Mateo County voters understood the economic reasons we sought Measure A in 2012 and that they continue to appreciate how the funds now allow us the latitude to strengthen our Parks system, improve childhood literacy and combat homelessness, among many other important and innovative initiatives. Measure A is about more than dollars and Board recommendations; it is about the people and successes made possible by these funds and we are committed to sharing those stories with the public through this new website and other methods of outreach to come," said Board President Warren Slocum who represents District 4.
 
The public is encouraged to continually visit the Measure A site as it will grow with additional stories, maps and resources.
 
For more information about the Measure A site and the County’s ongoing commitment to keeping the public informed, please contact Chief Communications Officer Michelle Durand at 650-363- 4153 or mdurand@smcgov.org.
- See more at: http://cmo.smcgov.org/blog/2016-04-04/county-san-mateo-launches-dedicated-measure-website#sthash.I7u7GVaR.dpuf
The County of San Mateo today launched a multi-media website dedicated to Measure A, the half-cent sales tax approved by voters in 2012, where visitors can learn about the people and programs benefiting from initiatives and projects to meet critical service needs, address service gaps or save money through improved performance.
 
The website (http://cmo.smcgov.org/measureA) curates fund recipients into seven categories based on the ballot language — public safety, for example — and offers a layered County map function pinpointing fixed allocations such as infrastructure and parks projects.
 
The goal is not only showing taxpayers where the money is going but also illustrate those decisions with real-life stories. The photos on the site are real San Mateo County residents. The quotes are words from real County beneficiaries.
 
One piece explains the need for a new emergency operations and 911 Public Safety Dispatch Center on the County campus by dating the current facility all the way back to the Eisenhower era. In a video on the Daybreak homeless teen center, teens share in their own words how the program is giving them the chance at a brighter future. Ever wonder who our County veterans are? A piece under “Older Adults and Veterans Services” introduces readers to three members of the County Veterans Commission, including a professional actor and a retired Army major who previously didn’t know she qualified for benefits.
 
Measure A’s new online presence will also include pages linked from each Supervisorial district highlighting the allocations recommended for each individual district. Other resources include links to the Measure A Oversight Committee, a Frequently Asked Questions page and performance dashboards showing the progress of each initiative toward its goal.
 
The website launch coincides with the third anniversary of Measure A taking effect. In 2012, after several years of budget cuts due to the recession and unpredictable federal and state funding, County voters passed Measure A by a 65. 4 percent majority. It took effect April 1, 2013 and sunsets in 2023.
 
In Fiscal Year 2014-2015, the measure raised more than $80.5 million and as of January 2016 the Board of Supervisors has allocated funds for approximately 110 initiatives through internal departments, other government agencies and service providers such as community-based
organizations. Among them are the Big Lift childhood literacy initiative, elder adult protection, library renovations, elder adult protection, public WiFi, combatting human trafficking and paratransit services for elderly and disabled individuals.
 
“We are grateful San Mateo County voters understood the economic reasons we sought Measure A in 2012 and that they continue to appreciate how the funds now allow us the latitude to strengthen our Parks system, improve childhood literacy and combat homelessness, among many other important and innovative initiatives. Measure A is about more than dollars and Board recommendations; it is about the people and successes made possible by these funds and we are committed to sharing those stories with the public through this new website and other methods of outreach to come," said Board President Warren Slocum who represents District 4.
 
The public is encouraged to continually visit the Measure A site as it will grow with additional stories, maps and resources.
 
For more information about the Measure A site and the County’s ongoing commitment to keeping the public informed, please contact Chief Communications Officer Michelle Durand at 650-363- 4153 or mdurand@smcgov.org.
- See more at: http://cmo.smcgov.org/blog/2016-04-04/county-san-mateo-launches-dedicated-measure-website#sthash.I7u7GVaR.dpuf
The County of San Mateo today launched a multi-media website dedicated to Measure A, the half-cent sales tax approved by voters in 2012, where visitors can learn about the people and programs benefiting from initiatives and projects to meet critical service needs, address service gaps or save money through improved performance. - See more at: http://cmo.smcgov.org/blog/2016-04-04/county-san-mateo-launches-dedicated-measure-website#sthash.I7u7GVaR.dpuf
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