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.

County of San Mateo Welcomes New Public Works Director

Redwood City — Ann Stillman will lead the Peninsula’s largest public works agency with responsibility for 315 miles of roads and two airports.

Bay Area Health Officials Urge Awareness About Monkeypox as Summer Travel and Gatherings Begin

As the summer season begins with increased travel and major events and gatherings, Bay Area Health Officers urge people to protect themselves against the monkeypox virus, which spreads through prolonged skin-to-skin contact and bodily fluids, such as through crowded settings or sexual contact.

San Mateo County Supervisors Approve Action Plan to Support Women’s Reproductive Rights

Supervisors Dave Pine and Warren Slocum Champion Financial Investments, Protections and Outreach Supporting Women’s Access to Reproductive Care

Public Invited to Celebrate Juneteenth

Flag raising kicks off month of celebratory & educational events Redwood City — County and community leaders will raise a commemorative Juneteenth flag at County Center this Friday, June 3, kicking off a month of events aimed at celebrating the end of slavery in the United States and acknowledging the obstacles still facing the Black community. The public is invited to the flag raising and to celebrate and learn the history of the nation’s newest national holiday.

Pandemic Recovery, Homelessness, Advancing Equity Focus of 2022-23 Recommended Budget

Redwood City — County Executive Officer Mike Callagy today released a $3.4 billion recommended budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year that focuses on economic recovery from the pandemic, ending homelessness and advancing social justice and equity.

One Day Count Shows Rise in Homeless Population, Need to Continue Shelter, Housing and Service Expansion

Providing shelter and affordable housing, health, and mental health services are keys to ending homelessness Redwood City – County Executive Officer Mike Callagy today announced to a virtual gathering of community leaders that a one-day count found 1,808 people experiencing homelessness in San Mateo County.

Bay Area Health Officials Share Guidance to Navigate the U.S.’ Infant Formula Shortage

There continues to be a shortage of infant formula nationwide due to supply chain issues and a recall of infant formula due to bacterial contamination in the Abbott manufacturing plant in Michigan. The federal government is currently working on strategies to increase production of formula and help families access existing stock. Compared to other states California is faring better, but the shortages are still of concern. 

San Mateo County Supervisors Adopt Resolution Affirming Support for Women’s Reproductive Rights

Supervisors Dave Pine and Warren Slocum Commit San Mateo County to a Plan of Action to Support Planned Parenthood REDWOOD CITY – Today, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution affirming San Mateo County’s unwavering support for women’s reproductive freedom and healthcare policy.

San Mateo County Supervisors Call for Action Plan and Introduce Resolution Supporting Women’s Reproductive Rights

Leaked U. S. Supreme Court draft opinion spurs call to action Redwood City – Two San Mateo County Supervisors today introduced a resolution pledging the “unwavering support” of the County for “a woman’s freedom” to make her own reproductive choices.

Bay Area Health Officers Urge Public to Take Precautions as COVID Levels Rise

Twelve Bay Area health officers are stressing the importance of taking safety precautions, including continued masking indoors, as the region experiences a new swell of COVID cases and hospitalizations. The Bay Area now has California’s highest COVID infection rates. The current wave is fueled by highly contagious Omicron subvariants. Bay Area counties are seeing increases in reported cases, levels of virus in sewer sheds, and hospitalizations. Actual case rates are higher than those reported because of widespread use of home tests.