This year is just running by me, and I can’t believe it is already time to celebrate the progress made so far by our Get Healthy SMC 2018 awardees. Get Healthy SMC is a collaborative that relies on its partners to move forward policies that will prevent diseases and ensure everyone has equitable opportunities to live long and healthy lives. We know that not everyone in our County has the same opportunity to live a healthy life.
Juvenile Hall fees, which fine youth for every day of their incarceration, can saddle San Mateo County families with thousands of dollars in debt. These fines, like traffic fees, undermine low income households’ financial security, which is an important ingredient for health. To address this, Supervisors Canepa and Pine, in partnership with Probation Chief John Keene and Revenue Services and responding to recommendations from the ….
The best way to reduce our time commuting to work is to look at where we can afford to live. With increasing housing prices, some San Mateo County residents must move farther away from their jobs and communities and commute back to work. In San Mateo County (SMC), the average resident spends 54% of their income on housing and transportation costs.