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Appendix

2016 Key Indicator: Food Systems

Agriculture and the Environment

100 Ponds Project. San Mateo County Resource Conservation District. http://www.sanmateorcd.org/project/100-ponds/

Assessing the Total Impact of TomKat Ranch. Research and Methodologies. November 2015. http://www.tomkatranch.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/TomKat-Total-Impact_Methodology_vPLAIN-1.pdf

Birds of Conservation Concern. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. https://www.fws.gov/birds/management/managed-species/birds-of-conservation-concern.php

Blueprint for a California Program on Climate and Agriculture. California Climate and Agriculture Network. http://calclimateag.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Blueprint-2015-Full-FINAL.pdf

California Farmland Mapping and Monitoring Program. ArcGIS. https://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?layers=6586b7d276d84581adf921de7452f765&useExisting=1

Carbon Sequestration Potential on Agricultural Lands: A Review of Current Science and Available Practices. National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition. Kane, D. November 2015.

Climate Monitoring: Climate at a Glance. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Centers for Environmental Information. https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series/us/4/4/tavg/12/11/2000-2016?base_prd=true&firstbaseyear=1901&lastbaseyear=2016

Common Species of the Working Lands of Coastal San Mateo County: A Wildlife Checklist. Point Blue, Conservation Science for a Healthy Planet. http://www.pointblue.org/uploads/assets/education/TomKat-checklist_121713_reduced.pdf

Farmland Mapping and Monitoring Program. California Department of Conservation. http://www.conservation.ca.gov/dlrp/fmmp/Pages/county_info.aspx

Grace Communications Foundation. Soil Quality. http://www.sustainabletable.org/207/soil-quality

Healthy Soils Initiative. California Department of Food and Agriculture. https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/oefi/healthysoils/

How Neonicotinoids Can Kill Bees: Executive Summary. Xeres Society for Invertebrate Conservation. http://www.xerces.org/neonic-report-exec-summary/

Integrated Watershed Restoration Program. San Mateo County Resource Conservation District. http://www.sanmateorcd.org/project/iwrp/

LeftCoast Grass-Fed. http://www.leftcoastgrassfed.com/about/tomkat-ranch/

Locally Nourished: How a stronger regional food system improves the Bay Area. SPUR. 2013. http://www.spur.org/sites/default/files/publications_pdfs/SPUR_Locally_Nourished.pdf

Markegard Family Grass-Fed. http://www.markegardfamily.com

Methane from Dairies. California Climate and Agriculture Network. http://calclimateag.org/methanedairies/

More Pollinator Species In Jeopardy, Threatening World Food Supply. NPR.org. February 26, 2016. http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/02/26/468241649/report-more-pollinators-species-in-jeopardy-threatening-world-food-supply

Natural Resource Conservation Service. USDA. https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/site/national/home/

Pollination. Pollinator Partnership. https://www.pollinator.org/pollination.htm

Protecting Open Space. Peninsula Open Space Trust. 2016. https://openspacetrust.org/protect/

San Mateo County Food System Assessment: A Practical Tool for Food System Change. 2014. http://www.gethealthysmc.org/sites/main/files/file-attachments/assessment_report_final.pdf

Selecting Plants for Pollinators: A Regional Guide for Farmers, Land Managers, and Gardeners in the California Costal Chaparral Forest Shrub Province. Pollinator Partnership. https://pollinator.org/PDFs/Guides/CalifCoastalChaparralrx6FINAL.pdf

Species of Special Concern. California Fish and Wildlife Service. https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Conservation/SSC

The Green, Blue and Grey Water Footprint of Crops. UNESCO-IHE, The Water Institute. http://waterfootprint.org/media/downloads/Report47-WaterFootprintCrops-Vol1.pdf

The Land Conservation Act. California Department of Conservation. http://www.conservation.ca.gov/dlrp/lca

Thematic assessment of pollinators, pollination and food production. Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). http://www.ipbes.net/work-programme/pollination

USDA’s Building Blocks for a Climate Smart Agriculture and Forestry – Fact Sheet.USDA. https://www.usda.gov/documents/climate-smart-fact-sheet.pdf

Food Production

Aggregating, Distributing, and Marketing Local Foods in San Mateo, California, 2014:http://www.aginnovations.org/uploads/result/1431289420-5a8596847ea474143/SMFSA_Feasibility_Study.pdf

Agricultural Pesticide Use in California. California Environmental Health Tracking Program. http://cehtp.org/page/pesticides/agricultural_pesticide_use_in_california

Assembly Bill Quickens Overtime Pay For Farm Workers. Bradford, B. April 6, 2016. Capital Public Radio. http://www.capradio.org/articles/2016/04/06/assembly-bill-quickesn-overtime-pay-for-farm-workers/

Community Health Needs Assessment: Health & Quality of Life in San Mateo County, 2013. http://www.smchealth.org/sites/main/files/file-attachments/2013fullreportlow.pdf

Fish Advisories: Safe Eating Guidelines. California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA). http://oehha.ca.gov/fish/advisories

From Crop to Table: Pesticide use in Produce. Consumer Reports. http://www.consumerreports.org/content/dam/cro/magazine-articles/2015/May/Consumer%20Reports_From%20Crop%20to%20Table%20Report_March%202015.pdf

Healthy Soils Initiative. California Department of Food and Agriculture, Office of Environmental Farming & Innovation. https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/oefi/healthysoils/

Pesticide Use Reporting – 2014 Summary Data. California Department of Pesticide Regulation. http://www.cdpr.ca.gov/docs/pur/pur14rep/14_pur.htm

Soil. American Farmland Trust. https://www.farmland.org/our-work/areas-of-focus/soil

The Hands that Feed Us: Challenges and Opportunities for Workers Along the Food Chain. Food Chain Workers Alliance. June 2012, pp. 21, 34 and 43

San Mateo County Food Systems Alliance. Interview with Peter Ruddick 2016.

San Mateo County 2007-2014 Draft Housing Element, December 2012: https://planning.smcgov.org/sites/planning.smcgov.org/files/documents/files/SMC%20Housing%20Element%20052012_0.pdf

San Mateo County Crop Report 2014. San Mateo County Department of Agriculture and Weights & Measures: http://agwm.smcgov.org/sites/agwm.smcgov.org/files/documents/files/Crop%20Report%202014%20Web%20and%20PDF.pdf

San Mateo County Food System Assessment: A Practical Tool for Food System Change. 2014. http://www.gethealthysmc.org/sites/main/files/file-attachments/assessment_report_final.pdf

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine and Fisheries Service: Commercial Fisheries Statistics. 2014 commercial value of San Francisco Bay Area fisheries data retrieved on April 5, 2016. http://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/commercial-fisheries/commercial-landings/annual-landings/index

San Mateo County Crop Report 2014, San Mateo County Department of Agriculture and Weights & Measures: http://agwm.smcgov.org/sites/agwm.smcgov.org/files/documents/files/Crop%20Report%202014%20Web%20and%20PDF.pdf

Seafood Watch. http://www.seafoodwatch.org

Sustaining Our Agricultural Bounty: An Assessment of the Current State of Farming and Ranching in the San Francisco Bay Area. American Farmland Trust, the Greenbelt Alliance, Sustainable Agriculture Education (SAGE). 2001. http://www.greenbelt.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/report_Sustaining_Our_Agricultural_Bounty.pdf

USDA Census of Agriculture for San Mateo County 2012: https://www.agcensus.usda.gov/Publications/2012/Online_Resources/County_Profiles/California/cp06081.pdf

United States Department of Agriculture: National Agricultural Library. Alternative Farming Systems Information Center. Organic Production. https://www.nal.usda.gov/afsic/organic-production

Toxin in crab among impacts of warm sea that alarm scientists. San Francisco Chronicle. Fimrite, P., Alexander, K.. November 7, 2015. http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Toxin-in-crab-among-impacts-of-warm-sea-that-6617583.php

Wild Farm Alliance. Biodiversity Conservation a Cornerstone of Organic Agriculture. http://www.wildfarmalliance.org/organic_agriculture_increases_biodiversity

Access to Healthy Food and Food Waste

7 golden rules of freezing food. The Stone Soup. http://thestonesoup.com/blog/2010/10/7-golden-rules-of-freezing-food-5-ingredients-10-minutes/

19 Foods You Can Regrow from Scraps. The Food Revolution Netwrok. https://foodrevolution.org/blog/reduce-food-waste-regrow-from-scraps/

2014 Hunger Study. Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. http://www.shfb.org/docs/advocacy/HungerStudy2014.pdf

2015 Annual Report. Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. http://www.shfb.org/docs/aboutus/annualreport/2015_annualreport.pdf

A-Z Food Storage Tips. Makedirtnotwaste.org. http://makedirtnotwaste.org/sites/default/files/a-z_food_storage_guide-web.pdf

A Roadmap to Reduce Food Waste by 20%. ReFED. https://www.refed.com/download

America’s Most Obese States Tend to Have One Thing in Common. Takepart.com. Dwyer, L., May 2015. http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/05/28/americas-most-obese-states-have-this-in-common?cmpid=foodinc-fb

California Women Infants and Children (WIC) Program Presentation. Eliana Bushwalter. 2016

Community Health Needs Assessment: Health & Quality of Life in San Mateo County, 2013. http://www.smchealth.org/sites/main/files/file-attachments/2013fullreportlow.pdf

Diabetes in the United States. Center for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/images/diabetes-infographic.jpg

Dietary Guidelines. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. https://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/

Do Food Expiration Dates Really Matter? WebMD. Star, L. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/features/do-food-expiration-dates-matter#1

EPA and USDA Join Private Sector, Charitable Organizations to Set Nations First Goals to Reduce Wasted Food. United States Environmental Protection Agency. https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-and-usda-join-private-sector-charitable-organizations-set-nations-first-goals

Food Access Research Atlas. USDA, Economic Research Service. https://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/food-access-research-atlas/.aspx

Food Insecurity Presentation. Jasneet Sharma, Senior Community Health Planner. Get Healthy San Mateo County. 2016.

Free and Reduced Price Meals. San Mateo County Office of Education. 2015. http://www.smcoe.org/assets/files/about-smcoe/press-releases/2015/No.%2018%20Free%20and%20Reduced%20Lunch.pdf

Healthy Sustainable Diets Presentation. Jessica Cambell, NTP. 2016.

How to Build Root Cellars. The Old Farmers Almanac. Newton, S. http://www.almanac.com/content/how-build-root-cellars

Hunger in America. Center for American Progress. Shepard, D., Setren, E., and Cooper, D. 2011. https://www.scribd.com/document/67611199/Hunger-in-America

Key Health Data About California. Trust for America’s Health. http://healthyamericans.org/states/?stateid=CA

RecycleWorks Volunteer Academy’s Master Compost and Solid Waste Course. RecycleWorks. http://www.recycleworks.org/compost/mcprgrm.html

San Mateo County Profile. California Food Policy Advocates. http://cfpa.net/county-profiles

Smarter Lunchrooms Movement. http://smarterlunchrooms.org

The Effects of Excessive Sodium on Your Health and Appearance. The American Heart Association. http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/HealthyLiving/HealthyEating/HealthyDietGoals/The-Effects-of-Excess-Sodium-Infographic_UCM_454384_SubHomePage.jsp

Overall Numbers, Diabetes and Prediabetes. American Diabetes Association. http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/statistics/

Overweight and Obese Children. Kidsdata.org, a Program Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health. 2015. http://www.kidsdata.org/topic/725/student-weight-current/Bar#fmt=1026&loc=4,2&tf=84&pdist=33&ch=623,624,625&sort=loc

US Food Waste Challenge. Office of the Chief Economist, USDA. https://www.usda.gov/oce/foodwaste/

Our Local Food System Graphic

Aggregating, Distributing, and Marketing Local Foods in San Mateo, California, 2014:http://www.aginnovations.org/uploads/result/1431289420-5a8596847ea474143/SMFSA_Feasibility_Study.pdf

  • 13% of agricultural production value from vegetables, fruits, and nuts.
  • 50 types of vegetables, over 30 kinds of fruits and nuts, and six species of domesticated animals.
  • 16 CSA’s deliver within the county.
  • 723 grocery stores.
  • 707 food service establishments in the county include, restaurants, hospitals, schools, and business cafeterias.

California Assembly Bill 1045: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB1045

  • Food waste may be composted and transformed into nutrient rich soil that aids carbon sequestration and water quality.

GetHealthySMC, 2015: http://www.gethealthysmc.org/healthy-food

  • 27 weekly farmer’s markets hosted in 18 cities.

San Mateo County Crop Report 2014: http://agwm.smcgov.org/sites/agwm.smcgov.org/files/documents/files/Crop%20Report%202014%20Web%20and%20PDF.pdf

  • 19 certified organic farms growing flowers, food, and livestock.
  • 122 commercial fishing boats catch 18,657,893 pounds of seafood annually.
  • 40,000 pounds of honey, which is .37% of California’s honey.
  • We make baked goods, tortillas, seafood and other animal products, dairy products, prepared fruits and vegetables, sugar and confection products, and grain and oil seed.

San Mateo County Department of Education, 2015:

  • 45 school gardens and 15 community gardens.

San Mateo County Food System Assessment 2014: http://www.gethealthysmc.org/sites/main/files/file-attachments/assessment_report_final.pdf

  • 26% of residents grown food in a backyard or community gardens.
  • 10% of the county’s total manufacturing industry is devoted to food.
  • 40% of residents report eating fast food once a week.
  • 34% of low-income households are food insecure

USDA, 2010:https://www.usda.gov/oce/foodwaste/faqs.htm

  • 30% of the national food-supply is lost at the retail and consumer level.

2014 Disposal-Facility-Based Characterization of Solid Waste in California: http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Publications/Documents/1546/20151546.pdf

  • 18% of California’s waste stream is food or 5,591,179 tons annually.

Food System Regulation and Policy

National Food Policy

The Farm Bill. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). https://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?navid=farmbill

2014 Farm Bill Drilldown. National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition. http://sustainableagriculture.net/blog/2014-farmbill-local-rd-organic/

The Federal Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act. Feeding America. http://www.feedingamerica.org/ways-to-give/give-food/become-a-product-partner/protecting-our-food-partners.html?referrer=

Processing Revival and Intrastate Meat Exemption Act or the PRIME Act. Congress.gov. https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/3187

 

California Assembly Bills

AB 152 Proposes Tax Credits for Farmers Donating to Food Banks. SF Weekly. Kaufman, j. 2011. http://archives.sfweekly.com/foodie/2011/06/21/ab-152-proposes-tax-credits-for-farmers-donating-to-food-banks

AB-226 Retail food safety: fishermen’s markets. California Legislative Information. http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB226

AB-234 Food: sale. https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB234

AB 551, California’s Urban Agriculture Incentive Zones Act. Urban Agriculture. University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. http://ucanr.edu/sites/UrbanAg/Laws_Zoning_and_Regulations/The_Urban_Agriculture_Incentive_Zones_Act_AB551/

SB 623, Lara. Workers’ compensation: benefits. Legislative Counsel’s Digest. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/sen/sb_0601-0650/sb_623_bill_20150909_chaptered.htm

AB 876, Compostable organics.http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0851-0900/ab_876_cfa_20150629_131203_sen_comm.html Assembly Bill 1045 (Irwin), Statewide Compost Policy. California State Assembly. http://www.caff.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/AB-1045-Irwin-Fact-Sheet.pdf

Governor Signed AB 1321 to Help Make Healthy Eating More Affordable for Californians on Food Stamps!

Ecology Center. 2015. http://ecologycenter.org/blog/governor-signed-ab-1321-to-help-make-healthy-eating-more-affordable-for-californians-on-food-stamps/

AB-1567 Before and after school programs: enrollment: fees: homeless and foster youth: snacks or meals. California State Assembly. https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB1567

Cottage Food Operations. California Department of Public Health. http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/Pages/fdbCottageFood.aspx

AB-1747 Food assistance: higher education students. California Legislative Information. https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB1747

California Seed Exchange Democracy Act. Sustainable Economies Law Center. http://www.theselc.org/seed_democracy_act

Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling (MORe). CalRecycle. http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/recycle/commercial/organics/

AB-2635 Public health: food access. California Legislative Information. http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB2635

AB-2757 Agricultural workers: wages, hours, and working conditions. California Legislative Information. https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB2757

AB-2782 Healthy California Fund. California Legislative Information. http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB2782

California Senate Bills

California Governor Signs Bill Regulating Animal Antibiotics. Food Safety News. http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2015/10/california-governor-signs-groundbreaking-bill-regulating-animal-antibiotics/#.WGcVv7YrKb9

SB 367 Passes Full Senate. California Climate & Agricultural Network. http://calclimateag.org/sb-367-passes-full-senate/

SB-1169 Pupil nutrition: competitive food service and standards. California Legislative Information. https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160SB1169

SB-1247 Agricultural innovation zones: voluntary incentive program. California Legislative Information. http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160SB1247

AB-1321 Nutrition Incentive Matching Grant Program. California Legislative Information. http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB1321

SB-1350 Agricultural lands: greenhouse gases: Healthy Soils Program. California Legislative Information. https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160SB1350

SB-1386 Resource conservation: working and natural lands. California Legislative Information. http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160SB1386

2015 Key Indicator: Water

The Drought

The Water Board’s Urban Water Supplier Report for each month can be accessed in their Monthly Reporting Archive: http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/conservation_portal/conservation_reporting.shtml

  • We used the Water Board’s calculated production numbers instead of each water suppliers reported numbers to ensure measurement consistency.
  • Water Production ’13-’14 and Water Production ’14-’15 are running totals of each water suppliers production numbers between June 2013-May 2014 and June 2014-May 2015. The numbers are condensed for display purposes and are rounded off.
  • Total water saved is found by subtracting the 2014-2015 Water Production figures from the 2013-2014 Water Production figures.
  • Percent Saved was calculated using the following equation: (2013-2014 Water. Prod. – 2014-2015 Water Prod.)/2014-2015 Water Prod.
  • Average R-GPCD (Residential Gallons per Capita Day) was calculated by averaging the Water Board’s Calculated R-GPCD from September 2014-May 2015. This is the most data that the Water Board provided. The Water Board uses an equation to calculate R-GPCD using the Monthly Water Production * Percentage Residential Use /
(Population) * (Days in Month)
  • City staff provided Brisbane’s numbers since the State Water Board doesn’t report small water providers’ numbers. Brisbane’s R-GPCD and Percent Residential Use numbers were averaged between two months due to their billing cycle starting in the middle of the month.
  • Average Percent Residential Use is an average of each month’s percent residential use. We used an average due to some suppliers supplying a different amount to residents each month.
  • Population was calculated using an average of the population given by the Water Board due to population changes each month. Brisbane’s population was taken from the most recent available CA Department of Finance totals”the same source used for the Population indicator.

County Rainfall Data is from the NOAA. We used set DP01, Departure from Normal Precipitation from the four weather stations in San Mateo County (Half Moon Bay, Redwood City, Woodside, and SFO).

Key Indicator: Transportation

Spring 2014 Update

Information on obesity rates and obesity-related costs comes from the Centers for Disease Control “Obesity Epidemic” video, accessed at http://www.cdc.gov/cdctv/ObesityEpidemic/. Data on San Mateo County obesity rates come from the San Mateo County Health System.

Information on climate change and the National Climate Assessment, comes from its 2014 Report, accessed at http://nca2014.globalchange.gov/report.

Improving Community Health Through Active Transportation

Active Transportation: Data on the percent of trips less than 3 and 1 miles comes from Smart Growth America “Introduction to Complete Streets,” accessed at http://www.smartgrowthamerica.org/complete-streets/complete-streets-fundamentals#presentation.

Data on California trips by mode of transportation and California daily household trips by household size come from the California Department of Transportation, California Household Travel Survey, accessed at http://dot.ca.gov/hq/tsip/otfa/tab/chts_travelsurvey.html, 5/23/14.

Information on bicycle and pedestrian master plans in the county comes from Sustainable San Mateo County’s 2014 City/County Survey.

Safe Streets:Data on transportation fatalities in the U.S., California, and San Mateo County are from U.S. Department of Transportation, Traffic Safety Facts Reports, accessed at www.nhtsa.gov

Data on worldwide traffic-related accidents is from the World Health Organization, accessed at http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs310/en/, 5/22/13. Data on the fatality rate in Sweden is from The New York Times, De Blasio Looks Toward Sweden for Road Safety, accessed at http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/13/nyregion/de-blasio-looks-toward-sweden-for-road-safety.html?_r=0, 5/22/13.

Information on the location of pedestrian/bicycle collisions in the county is from the San Mateo County Comprehensive Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, 2011. Created by C/CAG, and accessed at http://www.ccag.ca.gov/CBPP_2011.html.

Information on street calming measures is from the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, http://www.nhtsa.gov/people/injury/research/pub/hs809012.html#empirical, accessed 5/21/14.

Safe Routes to School: The percentage of children walking or bicycling and being driven to school for 1969 and 2009 is from the 2014 Alliance Benchmarking Report, from the Alliance for Biking and Walking, at http://www.bikewalkalliance.org/storage/documents/reports/2014BenchmarkingReport.pdf, accessed 5/12/14.

Information on Safe Routes to School nationally and in San Mateo County is from their national website http://guide.saferoutesinfo.org/introduction/the_decline_of_walking_and_bicycling.cfm, accessed 4/8/14, and from the local county SR2S website http://www.smcoe.org/learning-and-leadership/student-health-and-wellness/safe-routes-to-school/, accessed 4/10/14 as well as from an interview with Daina Lujan, Director of San Mateo County Safe Routes to School.

Barriers to children walking to and from school and information for the box story “The Long Way Home” is from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Barriers to Children Walking to or from School United States 2004, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, September 30, 2005. Available: www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5438a2.htm, accessed: 3/23/14.

Driving Our Economy: Increasing Prosperity While Decreasing Emissions

Commute Travel: The percent of motor vehicle traffic on an average workday that is made up of commute travel is from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District BAY AREA COMMUTER BENEFITS PROGRAM, found at http://www.baaqmd.gov/~/media/Files/Planning%20and%20Research/Commuter%20Benefits%20Program/Proposed%20Rule%20Packet/Staff%20Report-CBP.ashx#page=16, accessed 4/23/14. The percent of county residents commuting alone to work is from the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey. The projected population, housing, and job growth data are from Plan Bay Area.

The charts in this section on county commuters and commute modes are all from data from the Commute Profile 2011 San Mateo County, Prepared by: Valerie Brock Consulting for the Peninsula Traffic Congestion Relief Alliance.

Information on the number of employer-provided shuttles and the reduction in VMT and GHG emissions is from the City and County of San Francisco Policy Analysis Report, Impact of Private Shuttles, March 31,2014, accessed here http://www.sfbos.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=48498, on 4/20/14.

Information on SB 1339 is from interviews with Peninsula Traffic Congestion Relief Alliance and also from information found at the Copmmuter Benefits website, accessed at https://commuterbenefits.511.org/.

Information on Amgen’s commuter benefits program was provided by Amgen.

Data on municipal employees and commuter benefits and on congestion reduction measures in county jurisdictions is from Sustainable San Mateo County’s 2014 City/County Survey.

Transit-Oriented Development: Data on VMT for TOD and non TOD households are from the study: WHY CREATING AND PRESERVING AFFORDABLE HOMES NEAR TRANSIT IS A HIGHLY EFFECTIVE CLIMATE PROTECTION STRATEGY, by Transform and the California Housing Partnership Corporation, accessed here on 4/25/14.

Information on the Burlingame Streetscape Project was provided by the City of Burlingame.

Data on congestion-reduction measures and parking-efficiency measures come from Sustainable San Mateo County’s 2014 City/County Survey.

Information on the percentage of city traffic comprised of people looking for parking comes from Parking: The Good, The Bad, The Brilliant! By Streetline, accessed at http://www.streetline.com/parking-infographic-good-bad-brilliant/, 4/12/14.

Winter 2014 Update

Environmental Impacts from Transportation

Data on GHG emissions in California are from the California Environmental Protection Agency, Air Resources Board. Information for Cleaning up Our Act is from the United States Department of Transportation, 2012 Transportation Statistics Annual Report, accessed here.

Vehicle Miles of Travel and Fuel Consumption

Data for Motor Vehicle Fuel Consumption are from United States Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Vehicle Miles of Travel in California data is from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. Per Capita Vehicle Miles of Travel and Price of Regular Gasoline data are from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the California Department of Finance, and the California Energy Commission. Inflation adjustment done using the Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index. Information on the Rising Cost of Mobility is from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Expenditures News Release, accessed here http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cesan.htm. Vehicle miles of travel, fuel consumption and vehicle stock data for San Mateo County and other Bay Area Counties are from the California Air Resources Board EMFAC database. Information on CAFE standards is from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, accessed here http://www.nhtsa.gov/fuel-economy, as well as from Whitehouse.gov, accessed here http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/08/28/obama-administration-finalizes-historic-545-mpg-fuel-efficiency-standard. International benchmarks for vehicle fleet per 1,000 population is from the World Bank, accessed here http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/IS.VEH.NVEH.P3, while information on fuel efficiency of vehicle fleets is from the report COMPARISON OF PASSENGER VEHICLE FUEL ECONOMY AND GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSION STANDARDS AROUND THE WORLD by Feng An, et al., accessed at http://www.c2es.org/docUploads/Fuel%20Economy%20and%20GHG%20Standards_010605_110719.pdf

Commute Patterns

Data for commute patterns is derived using the U.S. Census Bureau’s On the Map tool. Employment information is from the California Employment Development Department. Mean travel time to work is from the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey.

Commute Profiles

Data on commute modes and on means of transportation to work by age and income come from the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey. Information on transit boardings comes from SamTrans and is for their fiscal year. BART data show Colma,SSF, SB, SFO, and Millbrae. Information on the light rail study comes from McDonald, et al., The Effect of Light Rail Transit on Body Mass Index and Physical Activity, accessed at http://www.ajpmonline.org/article/S0749-3797(10)00297-7/fulltext.

Congestion

Data on congestion come from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s 2012 Urban Mobility Report.

Safety

Traffic safety information is from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Traffic Safety Facts Reports.

Infrastructure

Data for Pavement Condition Index is from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.

Population

Population data are from the California Department of Finance Demographic Research Unit. San Mateo County and all other Bay Area counties population data come from E-6: Population Estimates and Components of Change by County (data are for July 1) and E-2: California County Population Estimates and Percent Change, both accessed at http://www.dof.ca.gov/Forecasting/Demographics/Estimates/ . Figures reported in previous years’ Indicators Reports have been revised to reflect changes made by the California Department of Finance. Population for cities in the county is from E-1: City/County Population Estimates with Annual Percent Change. Current and projected populations by age group and by race/ethnicity are from Report P-1
State and County Population Projections by Major Age Groups and by Race/Ethnicity, 2010-2060 (by decade). Population profile by Race/Ethnicity at the city level is from U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2011.

Economy: Employment

Jobs and Unemployment

Employment rates and unemployment rates for California, San Mateo County, and the unemployment rate for the sub-county level are from the California Employment Development Department (EDD), Labor Market Information division, retrieved from
www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov. Employment estimates do not represent the number of San Mateo County residents with jobs, but rather the number of people employed in the county. Data on jobs in San Mateo County are primarily from the California Employment Development Department’s (EDD) monthly Current Employment Statistics survey given to a sampling of California employers. The resulting reported number of jobs may underestimate the actual number of workers, as self-employed persons, unpaid family workers, and private household workers are not counted. Information on top employers in the county is from the San Francisco Business Times 2013 Book of Lists. The unemployment rate is the number of unemployed persons as a percentage of the labor force. The unemployment rate for the United States is from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics: www.bls.gov.

Wages

Average weekly wage data are from the California Economic Development Department, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, retrieved from www.edd.ca.gov. Data do not include wages for government jobs. Inflation adjustment was done using the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics CPI-U series. The link between employment and health is from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation County Health Rankings, retrieved from www.countyhealthrankings.org. Information on the new minimum wage law in San Jose is from: Woolfolk, J. (2013, March 10). Minimum wage: California, U.S., other cities. San Jose Mercury News, retrieved from www.mercurynews.com.

Transportation: Mobility

Data on county of employment for San Mateo County residents and Bay Area commute patterns are courtesy of C/CAG – City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County via the American Community Survey 2009-2013. Data on travel modes to work for San Mateo County residents are from the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2015. Data on public transit ridership are from the San Mateo County Open Data Portal. Information on the Bike Sharing program is from: San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Website retrieved from http://www.sfmta.com/cms/bshare/indxbishare.htm and also from the Bay Area Air Quality Management Website, retrieved from www.baaqmd.gov.

Economy: Housing

Housing Affordability

Information on the median sales price of a single-family home and condominium from 2015 is from the San Mateo County Association of Realtors, www.samcar.org/index.cfm/sales_statistics.htm. Inflation adjustment was done using the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics CPI-U series. Data on average rents in the county are from the December, 2015 San Mateo County Housing Indicators. San Mateo County Department of Housing, retrieved from http://housing.smcgov.org/housing-statistics. https://www.wellsfargo.com/mortgage/rates www.heartofsmc.org

The http://www.car.org/marketdata/data/ftbhai/. Data on the percent of households paying more than 35% of income on monthly housing costs are from the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2015, 1-year estimates. Information on the San Mateo County Coalition for Local Affordable Housing is from the Housing Leadership Coaltion, www.hlcsmc.org.

Housing Stock

Data on the year housing structures were built in San Mateo County and California are from the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2011, 1-year estimates.

Housing Supply

Information on housing supply and production targets in San Mateo County is from: (2008, June) Association of Bay Area Governments, Regional Housing Needs Plan, 2007-2014. The Association of Bay Area Governments, retrieved from .

Economy: Innovation and Economic Growth

Skilled Workforce

Data on educational attainment of workforce are from the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2015, 1-year estimates. The information on percent of workforce in STEM jobs for San Jose region, California, and the U.S. is from (2016, June 20). The Number and Proportion of STEM Jobs by State. Economic Modeling Specialists International, retrieved from www.economicmodeling.com. San Mateo County information comes from the U.S. Census Bureau, Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) website. Information on STEM jobs in the U.S. comes from: Why Stem Education Matters. National Math & Science Initiative, retrieved from http://iei.nd.edu/assets/78206/why_stem_education_matters.pdf. Locke, G. (2011, July 14). STEM Jobs Help America Win the Future. The White House Blog, retrieved from www.whitehouse.gov/blog.

Venture Capital

Data on venture capital (VC) funding, share of Silicon Valley VC funding, and top San Mateo County companies receiving VC funding are from: (2012). The MoneyTree Report. Price Waterhouse Coopers. Data provided by Thomson Reuters, retrieved from www.pwcmoneytree.com. Inflation adjustment was done using the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics CPI-U series. Information on the Samsung Innovation Center is from: O’Brien, C. (2012, February 4). Samsung reveals details of Silicon Valley innovation center. Los Angeles Times, retrieved from www.latimes.com. And, Reisinger, D. (2013, February 12). Samsung’s Open Innovation Center seeks startup juice. CNET, retrieved from http://news.cnet.com.

Location Quotients

The location quotients were calculated from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Data conducted by the U.S Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics using the online location quotient calculator at http://www.bls.gov/cew/cewlq.htm.

Total Taxable Sales

Data for total taxable sales for San Mateo County were compiled from the California State Board of Equalization, accessible at http://www.boe.ca.gov/news/tsalescont.htm. Inflation adjustment was done using the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics CPI-U series.

Green Business

The data for the green business program certifications were obtained from the San Mateo County Green Business Program.

Equity: Community Cohesion and Safety

Healthy Families

Data on child abuse referrals come from the University of California at Berkeley, School of Social Welfare, Center for Social Research’s Child Welfare Services/Case Management System Reports found at http://cssr.berkeley.edu/ucb_childwelfare/default.aspx. Data represent unduplicated counts of children per year who have been identified as a potential victim in a child abuse referral. Information on the percent of households with children headed by a single-parent is from the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2015, 1-year estimates.

Civic Engagement: Voter Participation

Voter participation information for San Mateo County is from the Elections Results Archive of the San Mateo County Assessor, retrieved from www.shapethefuture.org. Voter information for the state and surrounding counties is from the California Secretary of State, accessed at http://vote.sos.ca.gov.

Civic Engagement: Library Usage

Data showing the total number of registered borrowers and the attendance at public libraries in the county are from
California Library Statistics 2015. California State Library, Library Development Services Bureau, retrieved from www.library.ca.gov/lds/librarystats.html.

Crime and Safety

Data on violent crime rates are from the State of California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General’s Criminal Justice Statistics Center, accessed at http://ag.ca.gov. Information on the perceptions of safety for fifth grade students is from The California Healthy Kids Survey, San Mateo County Elementary, 2009-2011.

Poverty

Data on the percent of residents living below the federal poverty level and data on child poverty rates (percent of residents under 18 years living below the federal poverty level) are from the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2007-2015, 1-year estimates.

Equity: Community Health

Access to Healthcare

Data on healthcare insurance coverage were obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2015, 1-year estimates.

Causes of Death

Mortality data for the county at large and by race/ethnicity are from the San Mateo County Health System based on primary data from the California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics, Death Records for 1990-2010. Data on the annual rate of Potential Years of Life Lost (YPLL) were obtained from the San Mateo County Health Department.

Prenatal and Maternal Care

Percent of birth with adequate prenatal care statistics are from the San Mateo County Health Department, which compiled them using information from the California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics, Birth Records for 1990-2010. Data on infant mortality by race/ethnicity are from the San Mateo County Health Department, which compiled them from statistics provided by the California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics, 2012.

Healthy Behaviors and Risk Factor

The adult obesity data were provided by the San Mateo County Health Department using data from the 1998, 2001, 2004, 2008, and 2013 Community Health and Quality of Life Surveys. Included are adults between 18-64 years of age and Hispanic includes any race. Other race categories refer to non-Hispanics. Information on obesity levels among children was obtained from kidsdata.org a program of the Lucille Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, 2015. The statistics on the percent of 7th graders meeting all 6 Basic Fitness Standards were provided by the San Mateo County Health System and compiled from the California Department of Education, DataQuest 2012 and refer to the school year 2010-11. The percent of adults who are current smokers shows data provided by the San Mateo Health Department using data from the 1998, 2001, 2004, 2008, and 2013 Community Health and Quality of Life Surveys. Included are adults between 18-64 years of age and Hispanic includes any race. Other race categories refer to non-Hispanics. The data shown for California and the United States are from the Centers for Disease Control, BRFSS.

Equity: Education

Student/Schools Profile

Public school enrollment by race/ethnicity and average class size data are from Ed-Data: Education Data Partnership: CDE, EdSource, and FCMAT, retrieved from http://www.ed-data.org. Data shown are for 2015-2016 school year.

Public School Funding

Information on total expenditures per student in San Mateo County School Districts is from the 2010-2011 school year and comes from Ed-Data: Education Data Partnership: CDE, EdSource, and FCMAT, retrieved from http://www.ed-data.org.

Testing: Third Grade Reading Proficiency

Information on percent of third graders scoring proficient or higher on English Language Arts/CST tests comes from the California Department of Education, http://www.ed-data.org. Socio-economically disadvantaged is defined as a student whose parents have not received a high school diploma or a student who participates in the free or reduced price lunch program (also known as the National School Lunch Program).

Graduation and Dropout Rates

Data on graduation and dropout rates are from California Department of Education, found at: http://www.ed-data.org.

College Preparedness

The percent of high school graduates with UC/CSU requirements shows the number of 12th-grade graduates completing all the courses required for University of California (UC) and/or California State University (CSU) entrance with a grade of “C” or better. The data are from Ed-Data: Education Data Partnership: CDE, EdSource, and FCMAT, retrieved from http://www.ed-data.org. Information on student loan debt is from: Fry, R. (2012, September 26). A Record One-in-Five Households Now Owe Student Loan Debt. PEW Research Center, retrieved from www.pewresearch.org.

Environment: Climate and Energy

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) are used for all GHG measures, which converts the warming potential of methane into carbon dioxide equivalent terms. GHG emission data was accessed from the San Mateo County Open Data Portal.

Information on gasoline and diesel consumption in San Mateo County is from the California Air Resources Board EMFAC Database, retrieved from www.arb.ca.gov/msei/msei.htm. Gasoline is converted to CO2 using an emission factor of 19.43 pounds of CO2 per gallon of gasoline, which comes from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, State Workbook: Methodologies for Estimating Greenhouse Gas Emissions, November 1992. Diesel is converted to CO2 using an emission factor of 21.05 pounds of CO2 per gallon of diesel.

Information on California’s Cap and Trade Program is from: Associated Press. (2012, November 15). Carbon Cap and Trade Launches. San Jose Mercury News, retrieved from: www.mercurynews.com; Rogers, P. (2012, November 10). California’s landmark global warming law becomes real this week with first cap-and-trade auctions, San Jose Mercury News, retrieved from www.mercurynews.com. Information on Climate Action Plans comes from the San Mateo County Climate Energy Watch, retrieved from http://www.smcenergywatch.com/countywide_climate_action.shtml.

Transportation: Vehicle Miles Traveled and Fuel Consumption

Information on vehicle miles traveled and vehicle fuel consumption in San Mateo County is from the California Air Resources Board EMFAC Database, retrieved from www.arb.ca.gov/msei/msei.htm. Data on California, San Mateo, and Bay Area county populations are from the California Department of Finance. Information on cleaner cars is from the California Air Resources Board Clean Vehicle Project, retrieved from http://arb.ca.gov/msprog/aqip/cvrp.htm.

Energy Use

Data on electricity and natural gas use at the county level are from the California Energy Commission, California Energy Consumption Database, found at www.ecdms.energy.ca.gov. Electricity and natural gas figures are converted from therms and kilowatts to British thermal units (100,000 Btu per therm of natural gas and 3,413 Btu per kWh of electricity.) City energy use (electricity and natural gas) was provided by Pacific Gas & Electric.

Energy Supply

www.pge.com/about/environment/pge/cleanenergy http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/PUC/energy/Renewables/index.htm

Green Buildings


accessed January 2016. Information on the number and type of green building ordinances as of January 2016 was from individual city websites and city municipal codes.

Environment: land use

Land Use Breakdown

Data on land use breakdown and county land use are from the National Land Cover Database 2011.

Parks and Open Space

Data on open space are from the The Bay Area Open Space Council’s Bay Area Protected Lands Database found at: http://www.openspacecouncil.org (Registration required). Information on size of each county in square miles was obtained at the U.S. Census Burearu’s Quick Facts site: http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/06001.html. The numbers were converted from square miles to square acres using this site: http://www.metric-conversions.org/area/square-miles-to-acres.htm.

Information on San Mateo County Parks was obtained from their Environmental Quality Committee Report November 8, 2011. Information on the Peninsula Open Space Trust was obtained at www.openspacetrust.org.

Food and Agriculture

Data on San Mateo County agricultural production are from the San Mateo County Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measures, San Mateo County: 2014 Agricultural Crop Report, found at http://www.co.sanmateo.ca.us/agwm. Additional information came from emails with Maria Mastrangelo, Deputy Agricultural Commissioner, and Fred Crowder, Agricultural Commissioner. Inflation adjustment was done using the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics CPI-U series. Information on the HEAL project is from their website, retrieved from www.thehealproject.org.

Environment: Natural Resources

Air Quality

Data on the percent of monitored days with good air quality index scores are from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s AirData Tile Plot, accessed at http://www.epa.gov/airquality/airdata/ad_viz_tile.ht. Emergency department visits for asthma information comes from California Breathing, accessed at http://californiabreathing.org.

Water Supply and Demand

Information on the current and projected supply and demand for water in San Mateo County, per capita usage, water use by supply source, and the Lawn Be Gone Program is from the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency’s (BAWSCA) Annual Survey FY 2010-11, found at http://bawsca.org. Water use is reported according to their fiscal year. Additional assistance in interpreting the data came from emails with Nicole Sandkulla, Senior Water Resources Engineer at BAWSCA.

Water: Bay and Ocean Water Quality

Beach Report Card Scores are from Heal The Bay’s 2015 Beach Report Card, accessed at: www.healthebay.org/brc.
Data on sanitary sewer overflows for 2015 were downloaded from the State Water Resources Control Board at http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/sso/.

Solid Waste

Data on solid waste generated in California, San Mateo County and from each individual jurisdiction are from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) Disposal Reporting System, accessed at:
http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/LGCentral/DRS/.

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