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.

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.