Residents Urged to Sign Up for New SMC Alert System

Redwood City — Thanks to an improved emergency alert and warning system, those who live and work in San Mateo County can now get messages via text, email and voice that include maps, images and multiple languages.

Another First: Applications now open for the San Mateo County Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Commission

Members of the public have the opportunity to make history by serving on California’s first county or city commission focused on the needs of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) community. As of today, applications are being accepted for the newly established San Mateo County Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBT) Commission.

Supervisorial District Lines Advisory Commission Launches First Hearing on Wednesday, Aug. 25

Redwood City – The San Mateo County Supervisorial District Lines Advisory Commission will hold the first in a series of meetings at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021. This first meeting launches a months-long public process to hear from the community about district boundaries for electing the Board of Supervisors for the next decade. The agenda is posted on https://smcdistrictlines.org/ under the schedule tab.

Board of Supervisors Approves $6.3 Billion Two-Year Spending Plan

Redwood City — The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors today approved a $6.3 billion two-year budget shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic, the structural inequities it brought to the forefront and the innovations developed to continue providing critical services.

Juneteenth: An Opportunity to Reflect, Recommit to Social Justice

The following is a statement from County Manager Michael P. Callagy: It goes without saying the County of San Mateo is a welcoming community dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion in the services it provides. Juneteenth, or Juneteenth Independence Day, commemorates the traditional observance of the end of slavery in the United Stated and is observed annually on June 19.

Board of Supervisors Supports Ordinance to Improve Oversight of Firearms Sales

Redwood City – Today, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors approved the first reading of an ordinance to regulate the sale of firearms in the unincorporated areas of the county. The ordinance was sponsored by Supervisors Dave Pine and Don Horsley. 

San Mateo County Supervisors Provide Local Business Relief from Annual Permitting Fees

Today, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors authorized County Health to establish a permit fee relief program that would provide a one-time credit covering the costs of annual permit fees paid by certain local businesses regulated by the department. 

2021-23 Recommended Budget: A “Stronger and More Resilient” San Mateo County

County Manager Mike Callagy today unveiled a $6.3 billion two-year spending plan that focuses on safety-net services and helping the community respond to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Call for Nominations for Veteran Recognition Event

Redwood City – The San Mateo County Veterans Commission is calling for nominations for its 6th annual Veterans Recognition Event that will take place in November  2021. Nominations will be accepted from now until the close of business on Tuesday, August 31, 2021.  

A Fresh Start for Treating Mental Illness

The County of San Mateo is building a campus where adults experiencing a severe mental illness can receive care in setting that feels more residential than institutional. This new campus will replace a concrete colossus that first housed tuberculosis patients during the Truman Administration. The design -- small-scale buildings, open-air courtyards and communal spaces -- reflects advances in treatment with a focus on recovery and well-being.