The San Mateo Daily Journal will be making its endorsements throughout the election season and will provide a full list by Election Day, Nov. 3. Check back as this endorsement list is completed.
San Bruno mayor (one seat): Rico Medina*
San Bruno City Council (two seats): Michael Salazar*, Tom Hamilton
Millbrae City Council (three seats): Gina Papan*, Ann Schneider* and You You Xue
South San Francisco City Council, District 4 (one seat): Rich Garbarino*
Half Moon Bay City Council, District 3 (one seat): Adam Eisen*
San Carlos City Council (two seats): John Dugan, Ron Collins*
San Mateo City Council (two seats): Amourence Lee**, Diane Papan*
Foster City Council (three seats): Jon Froomin*, Sam Hindi* and Catherine Mahanpour*
Belmont City Council (two seats): Davina Hurt*, Tom McCune**
Redwood City Council, District 1 (one seat): Jeff Gee
Redwood City Council, District 3 (one seat): Janet Borgens*
Redwood City Council, District 7 (one seat): Alicia Aguirre*
San Mateo County Community College District, Trustee Area 1: Lisa Petrides
San Mateo County Community College District, Trustee Area 3: Maurice Goodman*
San Mateo County Community College District, Trustee Area 5: John Pimentel
Sequoia Union High School District, Trustee Area C: Georgia Jack*
Sequoia Union High School District, Trustee Area E: Shawneece Stevenson
San Bruno Park Elementary School District Board of Trustees: Andriana Shea, Bryan Vander Lugt
San Mateo Union High School District: Greg Land*, Ligia Andrade Zuniga
Measure Y: Height and density limits extension in San Mateo: NO.
Measure R: Height and density limits extension with carveouts near transit in San Mateo: NO.
Measure W: Increase to hotel tax in San Mateo from 12% to 14% to raise about $1 million a year for city expenses. YES.
Measure U: Increase to hotel tax in Half Moon Bay from 12% to 15% by July 2022 to raise about $1.5 million a year for city expenses. YES.
Measure X: Increase to hotel tax in San Bruno from 12% to 14% to raise about $370,000 a year for city expenses. YES.
Measure S: Imposes an additional business license fee of 10% of gross receipts on cannabis businesses in San Bruno, though no exist right now. YES.
Measure T: $409 million bond for infrastructure and facility improvements: YES.
Measure RR: Eighth-cent sales tax for Caltrain operations: YES.
Proposition 14: Authorizes $5.5 billion to fund grants from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine for stem cell research. NO.
Proposition 15: Increases funding for schools and governments through a new tax formula that will base the rate of certain commercial properties on current market value. NO.
Proposition 16: Allows diversity as a factor in public employment, education and contracting decisions. YES.
Proposition 17: Amends California Constitution to allow people on parole to vote. NO.
Proposition 18: Amends California Constitution to allow 17-year-olds to vote in a state primary election if they turn 18 before the general election. YES.
Proposition 19: Permits homeowners over 55, or who are disabled or victims of a wildfire, to transfer their property tax value to a replacement residence elsewhere in the state. Limits tax benefits for certain transfers of real property between family members. YES.
Proposition 20: Changes sentencing and parole for certain offenses. YES.
Proposition 21: Amends state law to allow local governments to establish rent control on residential properties more than 15 years old. NO.
Proposition 22: Exempts app-based transportation and delivery companies from providing employee benefits. NO.
Proposition 23: Establishes state requirements for kidney dialysis clinics. NO.
Proposition 24: Permits consumers to prevent information sharing and to correct inaccurate information. Establishes California Privacy Protection Agency. NO.
Proposition 25: Eliminates cash bail. YES.