Board Approves Funding Agreements with Key Agencies

The Board of Supervisors on Dec. 15, 2015 approved five agreements with key local agencies that will help individuals with disabilities and low incomes, veterans, the homeless and other residents.

Board Appoints Naomi Patridge to Measure A Oversight Committee

The Board of Supervisors on Dec. 8, 2015 appointed Naomi Patridge to the Measure A Oversight Committee.

Board Appoints Tom Ledda to Measure A Oversight Committee

The Board of Supervisors on Nov. 17, 2015 appointed Tom Ledda to the Measure A Oversight Committee for a two-year term.

San Mateo County Veterans Commission - The Work Begins!

The San Mateo County Veterans Commission holds its inaugural meeting and begins the exciting work of serving the 33,000 veterans who call San Mateo County home.

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.

Citizenship Day at Sequoia High School

Proud to co-sponsor Citizenship Day in Redwood City!  Here's a short video clip from the day to share with all of you! Citizenship Day  

Facebook Opens a Year-Round Farmer's Market

Kudos to Facebook for opening a year-round Farmer's Market on their campus. The Grand Opening was held on Sunday, October 4th and the market will be held every Sunday going forward. Thanks for bringing farm-fresh fruits and veggies to the neighborhood and hosting the market!

Housing task force launches: Group to brainstorm solutions to gap between jobs and housing

By Bill Silverfarb, San Mateo Daily Journal. With the economy in boom, San Mateo County has added tens of thousands of jobs in the past few years but only a fraction of the housing needed to accommodate them. With rents up 50 percent in four years to an average of more than $2,500 a month for a one-bedroom apartment, many low-wage earners can no longer afford to live in the county while a new glut of high-tech workers and other professionals can.

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.

Bye, Bye, Bill! Thank you for your service!

Bill Lowell, a 23-year veteran county employee who is known for his big-picture ideas, creative solutions, and unique ability to get things done, has decided to retire. He began working for the County in 1993 for the Alcohol and Drug program, then moved to the San Mateo Medical Center as a Management Analyst, and was later recruited to serve as the Deputy Court Executive Officer. That's when I first worked with Bill; he was a standout.