Board of Supervisors Approve $4.2 Billion Budget

Redwood City – San Mateo County supervisors today approved a $4.2 billion budget for the 2024-25 fiscal year with priorities focusing on services for children, families and seniors, housing and homelessness and emergency preparedness.

County Moves to Provide Immediate Services, Support at Domestic Violence Calls

Redwood City – San Mateo County supervisors – concerned over the pervasiveness of domestic violence – today advanced an initiative that will send survivor advocates along with police to certain 911 calls.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.