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
Two Peninsula cities are standing up to some of the world’s largest telecommunications companies in a fight to control the installation of cellphone antennas.On Tuesday, Burlingame’s City Council unanimously suspended antenna construction through Oct. 21. And tonight, the Daly City Council will reconsider its earlier rejection of six new antennas. Read More
MEASURE C: FAILFor a second time in six months, the Jefferson Union High School District failed to win approval from voters for a new parcel tax that would have generated about $3.5 million per year. Residents in Daly City, Brisbane, Colma and Pacifica rejected Measure C, a $96-per-year tax that would have lasted for four years. The measure needed a two-thirds majority to win. The 5,000-student district narrowly failed to pass an identical tax in November. Read More