The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution Tuesday encouraging employers in the county to allow employees to work from home in order to benefit air quality.
Telecommuting that has occurred amid the COVID-19 pandemic has meant less car pollution and traffic congestion and improved air quality, according to the resolution. Supervisor David Canepa notes getting cars off the road also combats sea level rise.
At the request of Board President Warren Slocum, the county will look into ways to provide incentives to local employers to encourage telecommuting.
To view the full resolution, click here.