Better Food For Better Living

Do you or someone you know need help putting food on the table? Qualifying for food assistance might be easier than you think. A family of four earning $40,000 or less can qualify for CalFresh, and if you just need food to tide your family over until your next paycheck, Second Harvest Food Bank may be able to help.

Discount Prescriptions

Taking care of your family's health is a priority, so the next time you find yourself in need of prescription medication save up to 65% just by using a free Discount Prescription Card that can be used at more than 59,000 pharmacies nationwide, including all chain and most independent pharmacies. The card was made available to San Mateo County residents by the Board of Supervisors in 2009. Residents can obtain this convenient card without qualifying, paying a fee, or meeting any deadlines.  It's ready to use.

Network of Care for Seniors and People with Disabilities

The Network of Care is a county funded and supported website that allows the user to find services for seniors or those with disabilities in San Mateo County, research medical conditions and medications, follow the progress of state and federal legislation, and maintain your own or a loved one’s health records in a secure part of the website.  The site can be translated into fifty languages.   Additionally, the Network of Care can be accessed by the visually impaired by use of computer screen readers, such as JAWS.

Pharmaceutical and Sharp Disposal

Pharmaceutical  Pharmaceuticals flushed into the sanitary sewer system eventually end up in streams, creeks, rivers and reservoirs. To prevent unwanted toxins reaching our precious Bay water, pharmaceutical drop-off locations with dedicated containers provide a safer and more sensible option. Nearly every law enforcement agency in San Mateo County participates in this convenient disposal program. 

San Mateo County Controller Publishes Open Checkbook

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Bob Adler, San Mateo County Controller, is pleased to announce the launch of the County of San Mateo’s Open Checkbook, a free public database detailing checks written by County departments and agencies for the first month of the County’s fiscal year (July 2013). From now on, each month’s new checks will be added. It’s the public’s window into County spending. “We are excited to provide this important step in open government to County citizens,” states Controller Adler.

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, 2013.  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. 

San Mateo County Controller Releases Popular Annual Financial Report for Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2013

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 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) summarizes the essential information contained in the County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, which was released in October. The PAFR examines the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2013, and provides a look to future challenges and opportunities.  The PAFR provides the following key information: