Argument in Favor of Measure A

San Mateo County was one of the first large counties in the State of California to adopt a charter that provides a broad level of local control of County government for its residents. Over the years is has become a model for other counties in drafting their own charter.

The current County Charter requires that the Board of Supervisors must convene a Charter Review Committee within eight years of the last Charter review. The committee must review the Charter and, after public hearings, make appropriate recommendations for amendment or revision to the Board of Supervisors.

The results of the most current Charter review process is this Measure which makes several changes that bring the Charter up to current practices in the operation of County government. All of the changes listed in this measure were discussed at the public hearings of the Charter Review Committee and the Board of Supervisors.

Your vote for this measure will make your County government more efficient and up to date.

/s/ Lee Buffington
Treasurer, San Mateo County

/s/ Albert M. Teglia
Councilmember, City of Daly City

/s/ Michael D. Nevin
Member, San Mateo County Board of Supervisors

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