County of San Mateo Names Long-Time Journalist Chief Communications Officer

The County of San Mateo has appointed Michelle Durand as Chief Communications Officer, County Manager John Maltbie announced Tuesday.

Board of Supervisors Hold Workshop to Set Priorities for Fiscal Years 2015-17

On Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, at 10 a.m. the Board of Supervisors will hold a workshop to set priorities for a two-year budget for Fiscal Years (FY) 2015-17, including the allocation of Measure A funds.

California Coastal Commission pays first visit to San Mateo County

For the first time since its formation more than 40 years ago, the California Coastal Commission paid San Mateo County a visit to review project sites and see what Half Moon Bay, Princeton and Montara have to offer.

County awards $31K to STEM projects

Eighteen San Mateo County teachers received $31,000 in innovation awards from the county fund for projects designed to teach science, technology, engineering and math skills. The STEM funding is an annual way the Board of Supervisors acknowledged student achievement and teacher excellence by offering a chance to use innovative approaches to education.

County Releases Children, Youth and Family Budget 2013-2015

San Mateo County for fiscal years 2013-2015 will spend more than half a billion dollars of federal, state and local funds for programs that directly benefit children and their families, according to the newly released San Mateo County Children, Youth and Family Budget.

Officials Implement E-Cig, Smoking Regulations

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to change the definition of "smoking" and "tobacco product" to include electronic smoking devices. The Board also voted 4-1 Tuesday to approve an ordinance prohibiting smoking of all types in and around unincorporated multi-unit residences, which include owner-occupied condominiums and townhouses.

County rules target e-cigs and smoking: Board of Supervisors consider complete ban for unincorporated area multi-unit buildings

Smoking inside apartments and condominiums in the unincorporated areas of San Mateo County would become a thing of the past under a proposed ban coming before the Board of Supervisors Tuesday. Twin proposals by supervisors Carole Groom and Adrienne Tissier will first amend the definitions of “smoking” and “tobacco product” to include electronic devices and then add a section to county code prohibiting smoking of all types in and around multi-unit residences.

Board of Supervisors Vote to Establish the San Mateo County Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Commission

Today, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution to establish California’s first county or city commission focused on the needs of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) community.

San Mateo County Launches Big Lift Reading Initiative

The county is working on a new program aimed at getting all third-graders at reading level after grappling with a startling statistic — 42 percent of children are not reading proficient by third-grade in a county that’s in the top 1 percent of affluent counties in the United States.

Circle Star Plaza Auction and Property Information

Circle Star Plaza Auction and Property Information

Circle Star Plaza Auction: Official Proposal Form, Due Diligence Reports, San Mateo County Resolution of Intent

The Board of Supervisors has declared the Circle Star Plaza property as surplus and intends to sell it.

Board of Supervisors Approves Donation of 478 Acres in El Granada from POST

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors  has agreed to accept a donation of 478 acres of forest and grassy hillsides  near El Granada from Peninsula Open Space Trust.