Measure W & Maintaining City Services
Along with the rest of the state and the country, San Mateo faces serious health and economic challenges due to COVID-19. In response to the impending budget deficit, the City has put a fiscal sustainability plan in place. As part of that plan, the San Mateo City Council unanimously placed Measure W on the November 2020 ballot to increase the City’s existing transient occupancy tax, also known as a hotel tax, from 12% to 14%. It would be paid by overnight hotel and short-term rental guests. Measure W would provide an additional estimated $1 million annually in locally-controlled funding to maintain city services such as:
- Maintaining streets and repairing potholes
- Providing fire protection and emergency medical services
- Maintaining responses to 9-1-1 emergencies
- Managing traffic congestion and enhancing pedestrian safety
- Maintaining parks and recreation facilities including courts, fields, and playgrounds
Learn more at www.CityofSanMateo.org/MeasureW.