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.   

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