Minimum Wage Rises to $16.50 an Hour Beginning April 1 in Unincorporated San Mateo County

Redwood City – Workers will make at least $16.50 an hour in unincorporated San Mateo County starting April 1, 2023, the first local minimum wage for areas that range from commercial corridors to coastal farmland.

With More Rain Forecast, Now is the Time to Prepare

Redwood City – The seemingly endless cascade of storms in 2023 – with still more rain in the forecast – is a sharp reminder to get ready for all sorts of things that could go wrong.

What You Need to Know: Where to Call if You Need Non-Emergency Assistance; Sandbag Locations; And More

Redwood City – The County of San Mateo is bracing for more late-winter rain as crews continue to clear roads and remove fallen trees from the latest round of storms. Here is what you need to know:

COVID-19 and Economic Recovery in San Mateo County: Housing, Childcare, Youth Programs, Business Relief

Redwood City – Three years after the first COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders, the County of San Mateo has invested approximately $360 million on recovery initiatives focused on assisting those hit hardest by the pandemic.

Deadline Fast Approaching to Visit FEMA Disaster Recovery Center at San Mateo County Event Center

Redwood City – San Mateo County residents with losses from the storms that began in late December 2022 have one day left to get in-person help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. A Disaster Recovery Center at the San Mateo County Event Center will close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, 2023. The center is open today until 5 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Time is Running Out to Apply for Federal Disaster Assistance

Redwood City – The deadline to apply for federal disaster assistance for damage caused by the storms and flooding that began in late December 2022 is Thursday, March 16, 2023. Disaster assistance may include grants to help pay for temporary housing and essential home repairs as well as other serious disaster-related needs such as medical and dental expenses, transportation, childcare and moving and storage expenses.

Do You Want to Build a Better Internet, at Home or Anywhere in San Mateo County?

Redwood City – High-speed, high-quality internet service is essential for participation in modern life. The Federal Communications Commission has a map showing where internet service is – and is not – available across the country, including in San Mateo County.

Deadline to Apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance is Tomorrow – March 2, 2023

Redwood City – Local residents who lost their jobs or businesses or had their work hours reduced due to impacts brought about by the severe storms that began in late December have until tomorrow – Thursday, March 2 – to apply for Disaster Unemployment Insurance.

Ten Years of Progress: Report on the Measure K Half-Cent Sales Tax

Redwood City – The Measure K Oversight Committee today presented a “Ten Years of Progress” report to the Board of Supervisors. The report lists accomplishments from the Measure K half-cent sales tax, first approved by voters in November 2012.

Board of Supervisors Agrees to Seek State Grant to Provide New Housing for Farmworkers

Redwood City – The County will seek $5 million in state funds to help local farmworkers become homeowners. That is the unanimous decision today by the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors. The five-member Board voted to authorize staff to apply for a $5 million grant that would fund the purchase of manufactured homes, potentially in partnership with the City of Half Moon Bay.

Board of Supervisors Ends the COVID-19 State of Emergency

Redwood City – The Board of Supervisors today ended the County’s state of emergency due to COVID-19. The 5-0 vote aligns the County with the state of California.