November 3rd election shows strong support for Measure S and brings new and familiar faces to City Council.
The City of San Mateo would like to thank the San Mateo community for participating in San Mateo County’s first all-mail ballot election and for supporting Measure S. Early election results show tremendous support for this local revenue measure that was placed on the November ballot in July by the San Mateo City Council. It extends previously approved voter funding and will be used to improve infrastructure, enhance public safety and maintain essential services such as neighborhood police patrols, fire prevention services and programs for youth and seniors.
The San Mateo community identified these as priorities in a survey conducted earlier this year. The extension of San Mateo’s locally-controlled funding source provides long-term support for important community projects and programs.
We are grateful for the community’s support of Measure S and will continue to keep you updated on the results of the election as additional information is made available by the County.
Prior to placing Measure S on the ballot, the City conducted a Capital Needs Assessment, which identified $360 Million worth of projects with no funding source. This includes over $35 Million in street and pothole repair. Measure S provides San Mateo with the ability to fix nearly 19-miles of failed streets; it will improve flood control systems; and can be used to enhance parks, paths, and playfields; and provide safe playground equipment at City parks.
We would also like to congratulate those that were elected and re-elected to the San Mateo City Council. Election night proved successful for Diane Papan, who will fill the Council seat vacated by long-time Council member and current Deputy Mayor, Jack Matthews. Current Mayor, Maureen Freschet was re-elected for a second four-year term and Council member, Rick Bonilla ran unopposed to complete the remainder of the two-year term he was appointed to following Mayor Ross’s resignation.
It was exciting to watch the early results of the election roll in. We appreciate the support shown by the San Mateo community and thank you for participating throughout the process. For more information about Measure S, please visit www.cityofsanmateo.org/MeasureS.