San Mateo County Receives $5 Million State Grant to Improve, Build Housing for Farmworkers

Redwood City – The County of San Mateo’s plans to expand farmworker housing, including units for those displaced by the tragic mass shooting in January, received a substantial boost today when the state announced it will receive a $5 million grant.

County of San Mateo Celebrates Pride Month By Raising Progress Pride Flag at County Center

Redwood City – Join local officials as they raise the Progress Pride Flag at 10 a.m. at County Center on Thursday, June 1, 2023.

Opioids and Fentanyl: Supervisors Move to Increase Public Education, Expand Access to Life-Saving Medication

Redwood City – San Mateo County Supervisors today moved to combat the growing public health threat posed by cheap opioids and fentanyl. Supervisors directed County staff to develop a comprehensive plan that focuses on public education, treatment options and increased access to life-saving medications that can reverse overdoses.

Two-Year Spending Plan Prioritizes Homelessness, Emergency Preparation, Equity

Redwood City – The County of San Mateo’s $7.7 billion recommended budget for the next two fiscal years seeks to strengthen the social safety net as the County prepares for an uncertain economic outlook.  

Board of Supervisors to Study Impact of Opioids, Fentanyl in San Mateo County

Redwood City – The Board of Supervisors will take a hard look at the damage fentanyl and opioids are inflicting on San Mateo County residents at a special study session on Tuesday, May 30, 2023.

Board of Supervisors Declares June 2 as National Gun Violence Awareness Day

Redwood City – With guns now the leading cause of death among children and teens in the United States, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to recognize June 2, 2023, as National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

San Mateo County Board of Supervisors Appoints New Health Officer

Redwood City – The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors today announced the appointment of Dr. Kismet Baldwin-Santana as county health officer to succeed Dr. Scott Morrow, who is retiring after 31 years of the service to the County. Dr. Baldwin-Santana will join the County of San Mateo on Aug. 7, 2023. Dr. Morrow will continue to serve as health officer until that time.

County Celebrates National Foster Care Awareness Month

Redwood City – The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors today joined a growing national movement to declare May 2023 as Foster Care Awareness Month, a time to recognize that everyone can play a part in enhancing the lives of children and youth in foster care.

San Mateo County Health Encourages Mpox Vaccination Ahead of Summer Pride Celebrations

San Mateo, CA –In preparation for the summer season and Pride celebrations in the Bay Area, San Mateo County Health urges at-risk individuals to protect themselves against the mpox virus, which spreads through prolonged skin-to-skin contact and bodily fluids from sexual contact or close sustained physical contact. The 2022 outbreak in the U.S. has been spread almost exclusively through sexual contact.

San Mateo County Establishes Program to Remove Lead Paint from Residential Properties

Redwood City – With funding from a legal settlement with paint manufacturers, San Mateo County has entered into an agreement with local nonprofit Rebuilding Together Peninsula to establish a lead paint hazard remediation program for residential housing in the county.

Boost to County’s Efforts to End Homelessness

Redwood City – The County of San Mateo will receive federal funds to provide housing for 20 individuals or families that have among the highest need for shelter and services.

County Pledges $1 Million to Spur Farmworker Housing

Redwood City – The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors today put $1 million toward an expanding effort to build affordable housing for local farmworkers.