San Mateo County Supervisors Approve Advocacy Agenda to Support Women’s Reproductive Rights

Redwood City — The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted an advocacy agenda at today’s meeting to support women’s health and reproductive rights following the reversal of Roe v. Wade.

Oriental Fruit Fly Find - San Mateo County

On June 30, 2022 the San Mateo County Agriculture Department pest detection team found a single Oriental fruit fly (Bactrocera dorsalis) in a baited trap in Menlo Park. The team followed up with a delimitation survey that includes 40 traps within one square mile of the find. This is in addition to 80 existing traps within the 8 square miles surrounding the find. No new Oriental fruit flies have been detected. Oriental fruit flies are an invasive pest native to southern Asia, that has become established in Hawaii.

Healing By Design: A New Era in Treating Mental Illness Takes Shape Among Oaks, Woodlands

Redwood City – A center that will transform the treatment of San Mateo County’s most vulnerable mentally ill residents is taking shape. The 121-bed Cordilleras Mental Health Center will replace a drab concrete facility that opened during the Truman Administration as a tuberculosis ward and transitioned to a mental health treatment center more than four decades ago.

Are You Ready? Disaster Preparedness Day is Saturday, July 30

Redwood City – Wildfires, tsunamis, earthquakes and, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic are reminders that the best time to prepare your family for disaster is ASAP. And the most immediate ASAP is the 18th annual Disaster Preparedness Day this Saturday, July 30, 2022, at the San Mateo County Event Center.

Want to See Your Tax Dollars In Action? Sign Up for Civics 101

Redwood City – The County of San Mateo is accepting applications for the Civics 101 Academy, a free nine-week course that provides an in-depth look at how local government works.

From Pacifica to Redwood City, Celebrate Arts Across San Mateo County Throughout August

The San Mateo County Office of Arts and Culture and the Arts Commission will present the first Countywide Celebration of Arts and Culture for the entire month of August.

Pandemic Recovery for All: Support for Employers, Aid for Individuals and Families Tops $250 Million

Redwood City – From connecting students with teachers to helping small businesses stay afloat, the County of San Mateo’s efforts to provide local pandemic relief now tops $259 million.

More Progress on Middlefield Road as Crews Open Sidewalks, Install First New Street Lights

The first new sidewalks are now open in a major reconstruction of Middlefield Road through North Fair Oaks. The open sidewalks and the installation of new street light poles mark a milestone in a project to create a safer street and bring neighbors and visitors to enjoy this thriving business area.

San Mateo County’s 2022-23 Property Assessment Roll Reaches Record High after Twelfth Consecutive Year of Growth Roll Value Increases by 8.34% to $288.0 billion

San Mateo County Assessor Mark Church today announced the County’s Property Assessment Roll increased year-over-year by $22.2 billion, or 8.34%, to a record high of over $288.0 billion in assessed value. 

Toxic Algae Found in San Gregorio Creek Lagoon

Redwood City – Water sampling at San Gregorio State Beach near Half Moon Bay has revealed the presence of toxic algae in San Gregorio Creek lagoon. In coordination with the San Francisco Bay Quality Control Board, San Mateo County’s Environmental Health Services has posted notices in publicly accessible areas of the state beach, warning users not to enter the creek or allow children or pets to do so.

Board of Supervisors Approves $3.4 Billion Spending Plan for 2022-23

Budget funds critical services, prioritizes equity-based pandemic recovery Redwood City — The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors today approved a $3.4 billion recommended budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year.