A breakdown of what San Mateo County propositions passed and failed in the 2012 election.
Measure A: PASS
SALES TAX: County voters approved a measure that increases the sales tax throughout San Mateo County. The measure will increase the sales tax by half a cent for the next 10 years and will help fund child abuse protections, 911 dispatch, fire prevention, and after-school library and homework programs, among other county services. Read More
County voters passed a $30 million bond measure from the Millbrae School District on Tuesday night, while the San Bruno Park School District’s $40 million bond and the San Mateo Community College District’s $564 million bond were rejected.All three bond measures were designed to pay for modernization and upgrades to existing facilities and technology. Many schools in the three districts are more than 50 years old. Read More
The San Bruno Park School District is asking voters to approve a $40 million bond for building and modernization projects. But the measure has provoked unusually harsh criticism from officials who doubt the district can be trusted to manage the money. Read More