The San Mateo County Arts Commission, which views the arts as an essential part of a healthy and vibrant community, champions policies and practices that promote social and cultural equity. We strive to promote inclusive and diverse programming and to ensure equitable access to arts and culture for all, with consideration for race, ability, sexual orientation, age, gender, economic status, and cultural background. We also commit to partnering with artists and arts organizations that represent and celebrate the diversity of our county, through the fair and equitable distribution of programmatic and financial support. Through these actions, arts are a vehicle for social change.
Voters in the three counties served by Caltrain passed a measure that will add a one one-eighth cent sales tax in each county to help the financially struggling rail system. Measure RR will provide Caltrain an estimated $100 million annually for the next 30 years to help fund operations, including expansion of service and capacity, as well as major capital projects. The measure needs to pass by two-thirds among the ballots cast in San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.
The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to allocate $2 million in federal funding received from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) to create a Child Care Relief Fund.
The San Mateo County Flood and Sea Level Rise Resiliency District has its first CEO in Len Materman. The brand new Flood and Sea Level Rise Resiliency District launched on Jan. 1. It is a collaboration of 20 cities and the county to develop coordinated plans to address current and future coastal erosion, sea level rise and flooding, and to improve regional stormwater infrastructure.
The San Mateo County Arts Commission has received 25 grant applications for the 2017 year. San Mateo County nonprofit arts organizations applied for either Project/Program Support or Organizational Support. A meeting to review the applications is open to all applicants and members of the public.
by Brendan P. Bartholomew San Francisco Examiner Neighborhoods, infrastructure and endangered-species habitats adjacent to the San Francisco International Airport are threatened by flooding connected to sea-level rise, and not enough planning has been done to protect them.
By Bonnie Eslinger Daily News As the new president of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, Dave Pine said this week that he intends to guide the county down a fiscally prudent path. For full article, visit New board of supervisors' president Dave Pine sets tone as San Mateo County's fiscal watchdog
Bay City News A regional or countywide flood protection district dedicated to sea-level disaster preparations should be assembled immediately, recommended a group of nearly 400 people who packed a College of San Mateo auditorium Monday. For full article, visit San Mateo County coast most at risk in state to sea level rise
By Samantha Weigel Daily Journal