San Mateo County's Removal Defense Fund & Rapid Response Network

The federal government has continued to increase the extent of immigration enforcement in San Mateo County, continuing a trend of more immigrant residents of the County being placed in removal proceedings before the Executive Office for Immigration Review.  Many immigrants in such proceedings lack the resources to secure legal representation in such proceedings. 

Board of Supervisors Declare Climate Emergency in San Mateo County

Resolution calls for accelerated actions and local collaboration to combat climate change.  

Powerful testimonial from Immigrant Legal Resource Center's Founder

Multiple accounts have surfaced regarding the conditions of detained families along the U.S. and Mexico border, but Professor Bill Ong Hing's detailed testimonial from his visit to the border patrol processing facility in Clint, Texas has truly highlighted the dire conditions in which these children are being held in as well as the urgency for services and resources for our immigrant community. 

July 2019 News Update: Potential ICE Activity in the Bay Area

As reported by various news sources, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) plans to initiate nationwide raids this weekend.  The Office of Community Affairs encourages everyone to become aware of their rights and to share important resources with everyone in the community.  

Board of Supervisors Pleased SCOTUS Blocked Census Citizenship Question

 The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on June 27, 2019, that the 2020 U.S. Census cannot — at least for now — ask respondents about their citizenship status was lauded by the president of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors who hopes an ultimate resolution will ease fears in local immigrant communities.

Board of Supervisors Approves FY2019-21 Recommended Budget

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors today approved the Recommended Budget for Fiscal Years 2019-20 and 2020-21 — financial commitments that County Manager Mike Callagy said is a $3 billion investment in the future and our youth.

Board of Supervisors Approves Three-Year Contract with AFSCME

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors today approved a new three-year agreement with 10 of 11 representation units of employees represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 829.

Language Access Services Available at San Mateo County

With support from the Board of Supervisors, all County staff now have access to interpretation services for over 200 unique languages. Residents can visit any County department and be helped with the language of their choice. Look for a language idenitification card or ask for interpretation services. The new service is easy, quick and efficient! 

San Mateo County Board of Supervisors to Hold Study Session on Tasers

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors will hold a special evening study session next Monday to learn more about the electronic control devices commonly known by the brand name Taser, including how they work, when they are utilized by law enforcement and the County’s current policy governing their use.

San Mateo County Board of Supervisors Elects Carole Groom President

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors today chose District Two Supervisor Carole Groom as its 2019 president during its annual reorganization ceremony at which San Mateo Superior Court Presiding Judge Jonathan Karesh swore in her and District Three Supervisor Don Horsley for their new terms.