VIDEO. From the San Mateo County Farmworker Advisory Commission meeting on Wednesday, September 13th, 2023 at the Half Moon Bay Library.
Agenda for 9/13/2023FINAL English Sept 13 2023 FAC Regular Meeting Agenda (1)
Farmworker Advisory Coalition Retrospective (since Pandemic 2020)FAC Retrospective.pptx
This is the first Farmworker Advisory Commission of its kind in the state!
The new Farmworker Advisory Commission will advise government bodies in their decision-making process through direct citizen participation. This ten-member Commission promotes programs and policies that address the unmet needs of farmworkers in San Mateo County. Potential areas of focus include: advising the Board of Supervisors and County agencies on effectively outreaching to farmworkers and their families; helping farmworkers and their families navigate public agencies and access benefits and services; raising awareness among farmworkers about labor laws and other protections; bringing visibility to issues that disproportionately affect farmworkers; and helping to build trust and relationships in the County’s agricultural community, particularly between employers and employees. The Commission has 10 members:
- Four (4) Farmworkers
- Three (3) Members from community-based organizations
- One (1) Family member of a farmworker
- One (1) Member who works in the agriculture industry (but not a farmworker)
- One (1) San Mateo County Agricultural Advisory Committee member
The members who are farmworkers or a farmworker family member will be paid $100 for each Commission meeting they attend. Interpretation and translation is provided. The Commission will meet at least 6 times a year, on the 2nd Wednesday of every other month from 7-8:30pm at Half Moon Bay Library.
2nd Wednesday, every other month
7:00pm – 8:30pm
|Half Moon Bay Library
620 Correas St. Half Moon Bay