San Mateo County Supervisors Call for Action Plan and Introduce Resolution Supporting Women’s Reproductive Rights

Leaked U. S. Supreme Court draft opinion spurs call to action Redwood City – Two San Mateo County Supervisors today introduced a resolution pledging the “unwavering support” of the County for “a woman’s freedom” to make her own reproductive choices.

Bay Area Health Officers Urge Public to Take Precautions as COVID Levels Rise

Twelve Bay Area health officers are stressing the importance of taking safety precautions, including continued masking indoors, as the region experiences a new swell of COVID cases and hospitalizations. The Bay Area now has California’s highest COVID infection rates. The current wave is fueled by highly contagious Omicron subvariants. Bay Area counties are seeing increases in reported cases, levels of virus in sewer sheds, and hospitalizations. Actual case rates are higher than those reported because of widespread use of home tests.

San Mateo County Mayors Launch Mental Health First Aid Training

Board of Supervisors provides funding to help mayors raise mental health awareness, increase access to services Redwood City – Cities across San Mateo County are launching a program aimed at training residents to help others who may be experiencing a mental health crisis. The program – Mental Health First Aid Training – prepares community members to intervene early and assist other adults or youth experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis.

Board of Supervisors to Welcome Back In-Person Meetings

Residents will continue to have option for Zoom participation Redwood City — Beginning May 3, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors will welcome the public back to its chambers in a limited capacity while still accommodating participation virtually.

County of San Mateo, Nine Cities Sue Monsanto for PCB Pollution Costs

Redwood City – The County of San Mateo and nine of its cities and towns filed suit Thursday to hold Monsanto Corporation accountable for the massive costs they are incurring to remove polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) contamination from their jurisdictions and the San Francisco Bay.

Four to be Inducted into 34th San Mateo County Women’s Hall of Fame

Redwood City - The Commission on the Status of Women is proud to announce three Honorees and one Young Woman of Excellence will be inducted into the 2022 San Mateo County Women’s Hall of Fame in May. A member of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, a successful community fundraiser and leader, a life-long public servant, and a teen advocate/poet will be inducted into the 2022 San Mateo County Women's Hall of Fame, the county's premier showcase for women who make a difference every day in our community.

County Launches Effort to “End Homelessness” This Year; Ambitious Action Plan Builds on Success

Redwood City — The County of San Mateo today announced an ambitious goal: End homelessness by the end of the year.

Ending Homelessness: County of San Mateo Begins Construction of First Navigation Center

Redwood City — On a vacant lot next to the bay, local civic leaders and champions for people without housing today celebrated the groundbreaking of what will become the County of San Mateo’s first Navigation Center. The Navigation Center will provide 240 safe temporary living spaces for individuals and couples along with intensive support services. These services will be designed to help clients find and maintain stable housing.

Grants Totaling $3.2 Million Target Student Learning Loss, Social and Emotional Wellbeing

Redwood City — The County of San Mateo today announced that a fresh wave of awarded grant funds will allow more than 2,500 local students to attend enrichment programs this summer. “This is a huge victory for a group that after two years of COVID really needs a win: students from families with low incomes,” said Don Horsley, president of the Board of Supervisors. “These grants will provide urgently needed opportunities for students whose families were typically hit the hardest financially during the pandemic.”

Investigation of Surplus Safety Equipment, Cleaning Supplies Finds Lack of Controls, Communication

Redwood City – An independent investigation into what caused the County of San Mateo to leave surplus COVID-19 safety equipment and cleaning supplies in the rain found internal controls lacking. A report released today concluded boxes containing primarily non-medical grade gowns, goggles and face shields, as well as cleaning supplies and a number of sterile gowns, were stacked outside without a definitive timeline for how the surplus safety equipment would be ultimately distributed.