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
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
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.
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.
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