Measure K is a countywide half-cent sales tax extension passed by local voters in November 2016 to support essential County services and to maintain or replace critical facilities.It is also known as the “San Mateo County Critical Services Measure.”

This page is intended to provide you with key financial information on revenues and expenditures. You will also find annual audits from the Controller's Office.

How much does the sales tax raise?

Revenues are as follows:

FISCAL YEAR AMOUNT
July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013 $4,397,205
July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014 $75,577,548
July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015 $80,598,111
July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016 $79,888,971
July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017 $83,033,888
July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018 $89,602,981

Note: a half-cent sales tax adds 10 cents to a taxable purchase of $20. The additional tax on a $100 taxable purchase is 50 cents.

Prescription drugs and most groceries are exempt from sales tax.

What are the expenditures?

Expenditures are as follows:

FISCAL YEAR EXPENDITURES
July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014 $24,113,909
July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015 $36,396,204
July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016 $44,081,784
July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017 $58,199,714
July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018 $88,416,871