Board of Supervisors Approves Three-Year Contract with SEIU Employees

The San Mateo Board of Supervisors today approved a new three-year agreement with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) which includes pay increases for cost of living adjustments, longevity and equity.

Helping build a place everyone can call home

Home matters – during the holidays, perhaps even more so. To paraphrase Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, we all know there is no place like home. And home and health are related – long commutes create pollution and mean time away from family.

Public Charge updates, information and resources

English Spanish Tagalog Chinese Potential Changes in “Public Charge” Assessment  

Connect 18 Conference

In November 2018, I was proud to co-host our sixth annual Connect Conference. This year’s Connect 18 theme was, “Transforming Communities Through Technology” which was held at Facebook in Menlo Park. Assemblyman Kevin Mullin, Assemblyman Marc Berman, and President and CEO of SAMCEDA, Rosanne Foust, and I were pleased to welcome a roster of distinguished speakers who shared their ideas, stories, passions and best practices for using disruptive technologies to transform our communities.

Controller Releases County’s FY 2017-18 Financial Reports

San Mateo County Controller Juan Raigoza today released for public review the County’s Fiscal Year 2017-18 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) which includes the County’s audited financial statements, management’s analysis, statistics, and other financial information.

Immigration Tool Kit

The Office of Community Affairs, Immigrant Services have created an Immigration Tool Kit to aid in case of an emergency. This toolkit includes information on knowing your rights, a child care plan and other useful resources. Make sure to consult with an attorney regarding your specific situationor or most importantly if you have any legal questions.

Board Highlights: 11/06/18

As a proud Vietnam Veteran, the celebration of Veterans Day has so much meaning and that’s why I was proud to present a proclamation, during our November 6 Board of Supervisors meeting, designating November 11, 2018 as the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I.

Warren Award: John Maltbie 49 Years of Public Service

“Truth, liberty and toleration—three words that are your guiding beacon.”  Inspiring, moving words spoken to the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors on October 23, 2018 by outgoing County Manager John Maltbie, who is retiring after 49 years of public service and 600 Board meetings. In his own words, John Maltbie noted that what we do as a County matters.

Community Conversations: Mental Health and Families

Last night we held our second Community Conversation on mental health and families and over 60 community members attended to discuss the triggers of mental illness. With the pressure of our current immigration system, the housing crisis, and the high cost of living we are seeing an alarming impact on our family’s mental health. 

Board Highlights: Measure K, Proposition 6 and Affordable Housing

I want to share with you some highlights from October 2nd County of San Mateo – Government Board Meeting: As a Vietnamn Veteran, I am proud to approve district specific Measure K funds to San Mateo County Blue Stars Moms 

Providing services to immigrants facing challenges in San Mateo County

Silicon Valley Community Foundation's Philanthropy Now podcast series, highlights the Immigrant Support and Coordination services