Speaker John A. Pérez Appoints San Mateo County Supervisor Carole Groom to the California Coastal Commission

11/26/2012--Speaker John A. Pérez Appoints San Mateo County  Supervisor Carole Groom to the California Coastal Commission    SACRAMENTO - Today Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) announced the appointment of San Mateo  County Supervisor Carole Groom to the 12-member California Coastal Commission, after a deliberative  and comprehensive process of screening nominees for the post.    “I am pleased to have found such an outstanding candidate to serve on the California Coastal 

Supervisors Take Stand for Environment: Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags and Encourage Reusable Bags

10/23/2012-- Supervisors Take Stand for Environment: Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags and Encourage Reusable Bags    10/23/2012--REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors today voted to  protect the environment by banning the free distribution of single-use carry-out bags at retail outlets,  the first step in what the Board hopes will be a region-wide effort.    The Board voted 5 to 0 to phase out the use of plastic bags by retailers in unincorporated areas of the 

Science,math grants will benefit county students

10/4/2012--Science, math grants will benefit county students  San Mateo Daily Journal    More than 600 San Mateo County students will learn critical science, technology,  engineering and math skills due to more than $100,000 in grants awarded by the Board of  Supervisors and Workforce Development Services.    “This funding is critically important,” said San Mateo County Supervisor Carole Groom  in a prepared statement.   

Controller Releases Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Controller Bob Adler today released for public review the San Mateo County Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.  The CAFR contains the County’s complete financial statements and other financial information. All of the statements are audited by an independent certified public accountant and provide the public with the confidence that all financial reporting is accurate, open and transparent. 

Controller Releases Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Controller Tom Huening today released for public review the San Mateo County Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011. The CAFR contains the County’s complete financial statements and other financial information. All of the statements are audited by an independent certified public accountant and provide the public with the confidence that all financial reporting is accurate, open and transparent.

Controller Wins Award for Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)

PRESS RELEASE: 2012 CAFR AWARD  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – San Mateo County Controller Bob Adler reports the Controller’s Office has again been awarded a "Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting" by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. The award is for the County of San Mateo’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012. 

San Mateo County Controller Releases Popular Annual Financial Report for Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Controller Bob Adler provides details of the financial health of San Mateo County in a report released today.  The 10-page Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) summarizes the essential information contained in the County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, which was released in November. The PAFR examines the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2012, and provides a look to future challenges and opportunities. 

San Mateo County Wins Annual Financial Reporting Award

PRESS RELEASE: 2012 PAFR AWARD  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

County, cities consider fire consolidation

2/25/2012 -- County, cities consider fire consolidation  By Michelle Durand  San Mateo Daily Journal      Redwood City, CA -- San Mateo County, San Carlos and Redwood City could  collectively save millions of dollars and provide more efficient fire service by  consolidating three overlapping stations and rethinking how they are equipped, according  to initial reports and ongoing discussions with the stakeholders.   

RethinkWaste Reports Increase in Curbside Recycling

2/10/2012--RethinkWaste Reports Increase in Curbside Recycling   Recycling Today   According to San Carlos, Calif.-based RethinkWaste, residents in its service area set out record amounts of recyclables and compost through its CartSmart weekly collection services in the first year since its launch in partnership with Recology of San Mateo County.   Total tons of residential recycling collected jumped 25 percent in 2011 compared with