Gateway Rising Opens in Menlo Park, a Showcase for What’s Possible in Affordable Housing

Menlo Park – Gateway Rising has the name and the looks of one of those high-end apartment complexes for young professionals. Hacker Way (home to Meta) is just a few blocks away, the Googleplex a few exits down Highway 101.

County Releases FY 2024-25 Budget Proposal; State’s Troubles Imperil Local Programs and Services

Redwood City – County Executive Mike Callagy today unveiled a $4.2 billion budget plan amid growing concerns the state might claim County revenue to balance its own books.

Statement on SIMS Fire

First responders have been battling a fire from a mixed metals pile at a metal recycling facility in Redwood City. Based on plume modeling, the smoke is heading south along the Bayside coast of San Mateo County, over the Dumbarton Bridge and into Santa Clara County.  San Mateo County Health officials are not advising residents to shelter in place but recommend that those who are sensitive to smoke to stay indoors, close windows and doors, and ensure that air conditioners and fans are not pulling in air from outdoors. 

Supervisors Allocate $11.5M for Critical Next Step Toward Farmworker Housing

Redwood City – The Board of Supervisors today voted 5-0 to award a nearly $11.5 million contract for grading and other ground preparation work on the Half Moon Bay site where dozens of manufactured homes are planned for low-income farmworkers and their families.

Supervisors Bolster Reproductive Health Care Among Package of Local Initiatives

Redwood City – San Mateo County Supervisors today agreed to provide Planned Parenthood Mar Monte with nearly $400,000 to ensure women have access to high-quality, local reproductive health care.

County Celebrates its Department of Public Works

Redwood City – The County’s Department of Public Works (DPW) will celebrate National Public Works Week with a display of their rugged trucks and equipment this Wednesday, May 22, on the County Center campus.

Narcan Vending Machine Installed in Maguire Correctional Facility Lobby

Correctional Health Services and the Sheriff’s Office have installed a machine to dispense free doses of Narcan – the drug that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose – in the public lobby of the Maguire Correctional Facility in Redwood City. To reduce community harm and potentially save lives, the machine provides a box of Narcan containing two doses to anyone who needs it, including inmates who are being released, their families and friends and members of the public.

Statement on Proposed Decision to Deny AT&T’s “dangerous application” to End Landline Telephone Service

Redwood City – San Mateo County officials hailed the proposed decision issued Friday by a California Public Utilities Commission Administrative Law Judge to reject a proposal by AT&T that that judge says could threaten vulnerable residents during wildfires and other emergencies.

San Mateo County Encourages Residents to Learn More About CalFresh and Apply for Food Assistance

Redwood City – Did you know that thousands of San Mateo County residents could receive help putting nutritious food on the table but haven’t applied for assistance? To get the word out, County officials are expanding efforts to raise awareness and dispel myths about CalFresh, which helps low-income households increase their food-buying power to meet their household’s nutritional needs.

Supervisors Approve Nearly $6 Million for Farm Labor Housing

Redwood City – A campaign to build safe and affordable housing for coastal farmworkers got a nearly $6 million boost today. San Mateo County supervisors voted 5-0 to allocate $5,999,360 towards buying and installing 47 manufactured homes for farmworkers and their families, including 19 households displaced after the Jan. 23, 2023, mass shooting. The homes will be located on five acres about a mile from downtown Half Moon Bay just south of Highway 1.

Supervisors Approve Racial and Social Equity Ordinance, Vote to Make Concrete Changes From Within

Redwood City – San Mateo County supervisors today approved an ordinance to promote racial and social equity in delivering public services and within the organization.