CARE Court to Launch July 1, Providing Community-Based Support for Those with Untreated Serious Mental Illness

Redwood City – The County is launching a new strategy to deliver critical mental health, housing and other services to individuals suffering from untreated schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders.

Permit Exemption for Hazardous Trees – Extended to July 1, 2025

In advance of fire season and drought conditions, the Community Development Director, in consultation with the State of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s San Mateo–Santa Cruz Unit and the San Mateo County Resource Conservation District, has issued a Notice Regarding Permit Exemption for Tree Removal

Recommended Budget Adds Funding for Emergency Preparedness, Affordable Housing

Redwood City – The County of San Mateo’s Recommended Budget for the 2024-25 fiscal year ensures the County can provide safety-net services while also adding staff to develop affordable housing and boost emergency preparedness.

California Regulators Deny AT&T’s Bid to Drop Landline Telephone Service: Local Officials Say Battle Not Yet Won

Redwood City – San Mateo County officials celebrated today’s California Public Utilities Commission decision that allows residents to keep their land-line phones, a critical communications tool in emergencies. “This is a victory,” San Mateo County Supervisor Ray Mueller said, “for some of the most vulnerable residents in our county whose telephones are their lifeline.”

Board of Supervisors Unanimously Approves $30 Livable Wage for County Employees

Redwood City – The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a resolution that increases the base wage for regular County employees to $30 an hour.

Supervisors Approve Appointments to Independent Civilian Advisory Commission on the Sheriff’s Office

Redwood City – San Mateo County supervisors today voted unanimously to appoint seven residents to the first Independent Civilian Advisory Commission on the Sheriff’s Office.

Supervisors Allocate $40 Million to Spur New Affordable Housing

Redwood City – San Mateo County supervisors today allocated more than $40 million to spur the development of new affordable housing. More than $21 million in funding is from the voter-approved Measure K half-cent sales tax, which provides local funds for local needs. Spread across seven projects, the funds would contribute to creating 431 new units of affordable housing from Daly City to Menlo Park.

San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office to host series of fireworks buyback events in June

During the month of June, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office and partners will be hosting a series of anonymous fireworks buyback events across San Mateo County. The program aims to enhance community safety by encouraging residents to turn in fireworks, which are illegal in all of San Mateo County, with the exception of the cities of Pacifica and San Bruno.

Flag Raising Kicks Off Pride Month: “Love at Our Core, Pride in 2024”

Redwood City – The theme of this year’s San Mateo County Pride Celebration and Parade is “Love at Our Core, Pride in 2024” as the kick-off for June Pride Month begins with a June 3 flag raising at County Center in Redwood City.

Services for Those Who Served: Veterans Stand Down Set for June 7

San Mateo – Veterans, military personnel and their families interested in learning more about veteran programs and services are invited to meet with over 40 veteran service providers on Friday, June 7, in San Mateo.

County Releases Data From 2024 One Day Homeless Count

Redwood City – The official One Day Homeless Count, a tally of those who live outside in every corner of San Mateo County or are spending the night in a shelter, found 2,130 people experiencing homelessness on Jan. 25, 2024.