San Mateo County Board of Supervisors Appoint Veterans Commission

Eleven men and women, both military veterans and those who serve them, were named to the newly created San Mateo County Veterans Commission today by the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors which also expanded the panel’s size.

County of San Mateo Launches New Initiative to Prevent Dependent and Older Adult Abuse

Today, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution in support of a new initiative, the Elder and Dependent Adult Protection Team (EDAPT), to raise awareness about how to prevent and protect dependent and older adults from abuse in San Mateo County.

San Mateo County Board of Supervisors Offers County Manager Contract Extension

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors is expected to extend County Manager John L. Maltbie’s stay for a second time since his official retirement, keeping him in place another two years to oversee the County’s daily operations and several considerable projects.

County of San Mateo Convenes Jobs/Housing Gap Task Force

The Closing the Jobs/Housing Gap Task Force, a group of diverse stakeholders working to preserve and increase housing at all price levels in San Mateo County, held its inaugural meeting this morning with Assemblyman Rich Gordon, D-Menlo Park, as the keynote speaker.

San Mateo County Board of Supervisors Approves $2.5 Billion Budget

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved its $2.5 billion recommended budget after first making $21.4 million in September revisions, including $9 million for initiatives funded by the voter-approved Measure A half-cent sales tax.

Child Support Awareness Month Marks New Service for Making Cash Payments

August is Child Support Awareness Month serving to remind parents that providing child support is one of the many ways they demonstrate love for their children. This year’s theme is “Giving them roots to reach for the sky.”

Office of Sustainability Officially Becomes the County of San Mateo's Newest Department

The County’s newest office, which began as a pilot in July 2014, officially became a permanent fixture July 1. Director Jim Eggemeyer, the acting director since the office’s creation, was named permanently to the post in May and the office as a whole is settling into a new location on the County Center campus.

Board of Supervisors Approve $1.85 Million of Measure A Funds to Housing, Health and Parks

The Board of Supervisors today approved $1.85 million of Measure A funding for a variety of needs in parks, health and housing, including allocating the remaining $1 million reserved for affordable housing programs and projects.

San Mateo County First in State to Hold All-Mail November Election

San Mateo County Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder, Mark Church, announced today that 41 cities, special districts and school districts in San Mateo County have approved a resolution for an all-mailed ballot election for the upcoming Nov. 3, 2015 Consolidated Municipal, School and Special District Election. The county will be the first in California to hold a county-wide all-mailed ballot election.

San Mateo County Board of Supervisors Votes Unanimously to Implement Laura's Law

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously today to enact Laura’s Law --  state legislation authorizing the courts to order outpatient treatment for individuals with a mental illness who may be a danger to themselves or others -- on a one-year trial basis.

County of San Mateo Releases Balanced Budget

San Mateo County Manager John L. Maltbie today unveiled a two-year balanced budget for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 fiscal years that invests in affordable housing, foster care, early childhood education and public safety while rebuilding aging infrastructure and continuing the County’s implementation of federal health care reform.

Board of Supervisors to Study Affordable Housing Options

Prompted by the current affordable housing crisis in the community, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors is convening a March 17 study session on affordable options aimed at keeping current occupants in their homes and adding to the available stock.