San Mateo

Youth Leadership Institute opened its doors in San Mateo in 1998, just as our collaboration with California Friday Night Live Partnership (CFNLP) — a statewide organization that addresses underage drinking — was taking off.

Since then, San Mateo youth have led major policy campaigns, such as Peninsula Advocates Investigating Debt-Traps (PAID), which worked to cap the number of predatory financial services in the region, and Nutrition Soldiers, which eliminated sugary drinks as the default beverage in fast-food kids’ meals.

In addition to youth programming, yli San Mateo leads and/or participates in a number of key coalitions, including the Coastside Collaborative, the Working Families Alliance, and the Transportation Equity Allied Movement (TEAMC), which was the driver behind Measure W – a countywide tax measure to invest in equitable and environmentally sustainable transportation options – in 2018. We are frequently invited by the City and other partners to offer trainings and workshops on a variety of subjects.

Current Programs

Timeline of Wins in San Mateo

November 29, 2018 · 

Measure W Passes, Raising $80 Million a Year for Transportation

After weeks of counting votes for an unprecedented midterm election turnout, it appears that San Mateo’s transportation tax, Measure W, has passed by a razor-thin margin. The measure will generate $80 million per year in sales tax revenue for the next 30 years to improve public transit, create safer bike and pedestrian routes, reduce traffic, … Continued

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October 7, 2015 · 

San Mateo City Council Pass Smoke-Free Ordinance in Multi-Unit Housing

August 7, 2015 · 

Daly City and South San Francisco Councils Pass Resolution Supporting Strong Payday Loan Regulations

June 30, 2015 · 

City of Brisbane Amends Smoking Ordinance

May 20, 2015 · 

Burlingame City Council Pass Smoke-Free Ordinance in Multi-Unit Housing

May 8, 2015 · 

Parkway Heights Middle School Improves Packaging and Meals

November 11, 2014 · 

Daly City Council Pass Smoke-Free Ordinance in Multi-Unit Housing

October 20, 2014 · 

San Mateo County Passes Smoke-Free Ordinance in Multi-Unit Housing

August 21, 2014 · 

Daly City Limits Payday Lenders in City Limits

May 14, 2014 · 

South San Francisco Passes Anti-Payday Lending Ordinance

February 20, 2014 · 

Daly City Passes Social Host Ordinance

November 19, 2013 · 

Redwood City Passes TRACE Ordinance

June 13, 2011 · 

Pacifica Passes Social Host Ordinance

August 29, 2010 · 

Menlo Park Adopts Social Host Ordinance to Reduce Alcohol Access

June 18, 2010 · 

Menlo Park Adopts Tobacco Retail License

May 18, 2009 · 

Redwood City Passes Smoke-Free Parks Ordinance

March 2, 2009 · 

Resolution for Smoke-Free Special Events and Activities in Foster City Parks Passes

January 9, 2009 · 

Belmont Adopts Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing Ordinance

April 30, 2008 · 

Pacifica Passes Strongest Tobacco Sales Standards in County

February 17, 2008 · 

College of San Mateo Smoke-Free

May 30, 2007 · 

Pacific Coast Farmer’s Market Association Adopts Smoke-Free Policy

August 30, 2006 · 

Skyline College Adopts Smoke-Free Policy

May 29, 2006 · 

Redwood Council Adopts Smoke-Free Hollywood Resolution

May 29, 2006 · 

Daly City Council Adopts Smoke-Free Hollywood Resolution

May 29, 2006 · 

Pacifica City Council Adopts Smoke-Free Hollywood Resolution

May 15, 2006 · 

Belmont City Council Adopts Smoke-Free Hollywood Resolution

September 30, 2003 · 

San Mateo Resolution to Enforce Tobacco Access Laws

September 5, 1998 · 

San Mateo Office Opens