Gun Buyback: Give the Gift of Safety this Holiday Season

Redwood City – The County of San Mateo and its partners are holding a gun buyback on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. The event will be held at 1000 Skyway Road in San Carlos from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants must transport firearms unloaded in a vehicle trunk or, for trucks and vans, in a locked container.

Residents Urged to Sign Up for New SMC Alert System

Redwood City — Thanks to an improved emergency alert and warning system, those who live and work in San Mateo County can now get messages via text, email and voice that include maps, images and multiple languages.

San Mateo County Public Review Draft 2023-2031 Housing Element Now Available

The County’s Planning and Building Department seeks consultant services to support the creation of a collaborative Midcoastside Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Plan (Plan) for the unincorporated Midcoast and City of Half Moon Bay.

Draft Plan Charts Course for Locating New and Protecting Existing Housing

Redwood City — As the Peninsula faces an acute housing shortage, the County of San Mateo is exploring where to plan for growth and ways to expand and protect the supply of affordable housing into the next decade. The final plan will help shape the region’s future: communities that long relied on relatively affordable housing to draw new residents who fueled job and economic growth can no longer count on that advantage.

Pescadero Creek & Sam McDonald Parks Single-Track Trails Closed to Equestrians

Single-track trails in Sam McDonald Park and Pescadero Creek Park are currently closed to equestrians for winter. Fire roads remain open.

Make it a Green Friday, Nov 25

What better way to spend the holiday weekend than to experience the great outdoors? Instead of Black Friday, think Green Friday while hiking, cycling, picnicking, and playing in one of the 23 County Parks located throughout San Mateo County. On Friday, Nov. 25, the $6 vehicle entrance fee will be waived at all County Parks where a fee is typically charged. This includes:

County Launches Effort to Expand Parks Access

The Board of Supervisors has voted to provide an annual County Parks pass to individuals and families with low incomes.

County Launches Effort to Expand Parks Access

Redwood City — The Board of Supervisors today voted to provide an annual County Parks pass to individuals and families with low incomes. The 5-0 vote will ensure all residents regardless of means have access to all County Parks.

San Mateo County Board of Supervisors Approves Minimum Wage Hike to $16.50 an Hour

Redwood City — In a victory for workers, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors today voted to increase the minimum wage to $16.50 an hour beginning next spring.

County Honors Marine as Veteran of the Year

The County’s Veterans Commission today a honored U.S. Marine and former firefighter as the San Mateo County “Veteran of the Year.” George Smith was honored before 250 attendees during the 7th annual Veterans Recognition Event for going “above and beyond” in service to his community.

Huddart Park East & West Meadow Area Closed, Nov 21

On Monday, November 21, the East and West Meadow area in Huddart Park, in the southeast corner of the park, will be closed for a CHP training.

Quarry Trail Closure, Limited Parking

On Monday, November 14, work will begin on the Quarry Park parking lot extension. Quarry Trail will be closed for several days and the parking lot will have limited parking spots available.