I want to share with you some highlights from October 2nd County of San Mateo – Government Board Meeting:
As a Vietnam Veteran, I am proud to approve district-specific Measure K funds to San Mateo County Blue Stars Moms not to exceed $2,350. This fund is for officers of Skyline College Student Veterans of America to attend the National Student Veterans of America conference in January 2019. The conference includes workshops to address the unique challenges and strategies to improve services to student veterans.
The Board adopted a resolution opposing Proposition 6 on the November ballot, which if passed, would repeal the SB 1 gas tax. Opposition to Prop. 6 is vitally important to protect funding for transportation projects and maintain local streets and roads. It’s important we act now before our commutes worsen.
The Board approved affordable housing fund commitments totaling $19,879,719. These dollars will be used to leverage an additional $781M in financing (89% of the cost for the projects) for construction of 9 new affordable rental housing, two new multifamily homeownership developments, and a rehabilitation of existing affordable rental housing. This will bring a total of 635 affordable housing units to San Mateo County, including 129 units for homeless clients, 12 units for former foster youth, and 55 units for homeless veterans. For more information on housing please visit – http://homeforallsmc.org/