As Federal Support Dips, Local Funds Support Affordable Housing, Ending Homelessness

Redwood City – As home prices and rents have shot up – and homelessness is at “crisis” levels in California – federal support for local housing assistance and homelessness prevention is at a 30-year low. 

Sheriff’s Office and Partners to Host Anonymous Gun Buyback Event on May 4

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO – The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the County of San Mateo, Citizens for San Mateo County Gun Buyback, and partners from several law enforcement agencies, will hold an anonymous gun buyback event on Saturday, May 4, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1050 Mission Road in South San Francisco.

New Fire Station in Pescadero a Step Closer

Redwood City – Cramped and prone to flooding, the fire station serving a swath of rural southern San Mateo County has long been eyed for replacement. Now the vision of a new station is coming into focus.

Supervisors Allocate $110 Million in Local Funds to Address Local Needs

Redwood City – San Mateo County Supervisors voted unanimously today to allocate $110 million for the upcoming fiscal year to expand services for the most vulnerable residents, tackle the causes of homelessness, improve parks and more.

Supervisors Move Toward Boosting the Local Social Safety Net

Redwood City — The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors received staff recommendations today for a $34.5 million aid package aimed at bolstering support in three vital areas identified by the community as priorities.

County Now Evaluating Measure K Funding Proposals

Redwood City – San Mateo County staff are now evaluating 315 applications requesting Measure K sales tax funds as part of a community process to match Board of Supervisors’ priorities in three critical areas: children, families and seniors; emergency preparedness; and, housing and homelessness.

Big Ideas Wanted: County Seeks Applications in Key Service Areas

Redwood City – The County of San Mateo today announced the release of Measure K funding opportunities to provide services for residents in three priority areas: children, families and seniors; emergency preparedness; and housing and homelessness.

Education, Enforcement Removes Guns from People Under Restraining Orders

Redwood City – A year ago, the County of San Mateo launched a targeted effort to get firearms out of the hands of people with domestic-violence, gun-violence and certain other civil restraining orders against them.

Across San Mateo County, Residents Shared Their Greatest Needs and Challenges. Now What?

Redwood City – The County of San Mateo today released a report detailing the results of a monthslong process to learn about residents’ needs in four key areas. The insight will inform a Board of Supervisors study session scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3.

We Asked You to Attend a Listening Session or Take a Survey: Now What?

Redwood City – What are your needs? That was the basic question residents we invited you to answer at a series of listening sessions and in a survey that focused on four key areas: housing and homelessness, emergency preparedness, children and families and mental health. The listening sessions concluded last week. The survey closed Monday at midnight.

Deadline Extended – Take the Community Needs Survey

Redwood City – To help ensure wide participation, the County has extended the deadline to complete a survey on key community needs through Monday, Aug. 28. The survey “survey seeks to understand what San Mateo County residents need for themselves, their families, and their communities to thrive.”

Public Invited to Share Your Needs at New Listening Session Added in San Mateo

San Mateo – Residents are invited to share their needs in four key areas at a newly scheduled listening session this Thursday, Aug. 24, in San Mateo. The session will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at College Park Elementary School, Multi-Purpose Room, 715 Indian Ave., San Mateo. (Google map link.)