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. This page provides news and information on how local funds are meeting local needs.
County Cuts Ribbon on New Regional Operations Center
The County of San Mateo in Sepember 2019 celebrated the completion of its new $64.5 million Regional Operations Center (ROC), a state-of-the-art and seismically safe facility to house its Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services, Public Safety Communications which operates 9-1-1 dispatch, and a secure data center.
"This is a momentous occasion for the County and so important for public safety. In San Mateo County, our community will be safer because of this modern facility and the fact that now we have a unified command center, said Supervisor Carole Groom, president of the Board of Supervisors.
The ROC, located on the County Center campus across from the parking garage in Redwood City, is the largest project to date funded by Measure K, the countywide half-cent sales tax extension. Learn more.
Your Measure K Funds at Work
The voters of San Mateo County have twice voiced their resounding support for improving the quality of life for all by endorsing a local tax to meet local needs.
In 2016, more than 70 percent of voters approved a measure to extend a previously approved half-cent sales tax for an additional 20 years, until 2043. The sales tax extension -- Measure K on the ballot -- raises approximately $85 million a year.
This interactive story map highlights numerous projects and services funded by the Board of Supervisors to meet local needs for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 fiscal years (July 1 to June 30 of each year). For additional information, as well as financial audits of all Measure K revenues, visit our Financial Summary page.