Supervisor Don Horsley Appointed President of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors

Redwood City – Supervisor Don Horsley, selected unanimously today to serve as president of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, laid out his priorities for the upcoming year: carry through strategies to eliminate homelessness; advance equity; and improving community safety.

Focus on Parks: Board of Supervisors Looks to Boost Visitor Numbers, Expand Access

 Visitors to seven San Mateo County parks – from Coyote Point along San Francisco Bay to Memorial among the redwoods – now pay a $6 vehicle entry fee.   Considering that fee could be a barrier to many visitors, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors today agreed to study how waiving that fee might help more low-income residents enjoy their parks.

Arts Commission Cultural Equity Statement

The San Mateo County Arts Commission, which views the arts as an essential part of a healthy and vibrant community, champions policies and practices that promote social and cultural equity. We strive to promote inclusive and diverse programming and to ensure equitable access to arts and culture for all, with consideration for race, ability, sexual orientation, age, gender, economic status, and cultural background. We also commit to partnering with artists and arts organizations that represent and celebrate the diversity of our county, through the fair and equitable distribution of programmatic and financial support. Through these actions, arts are a vehicle for social change.

Board of Supervisors Approves “Communities Together” Map of New District Boundaries

Redwood City – The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors today voted unanimously to adopt the

Board of Supervisors Adopts 2021 Multijurisdictional Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors today adopted the 2021 Multijurisdictional Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (MJLHMP), a five-year blueprint for the County and its partners to reduce the impact of natural hazards such as earthquake, fire, flooding, extreme heat and landslide.

Board of Supervisors Create County Gun Buyback Program

REDWOOD CITY – Today, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors approved a grant of up to $208,000 in Measure K Reserves to establish a San Mateo County Gun Buyback Program. 

San Mateo County Veterans Commission to Honor Veteran of the Year

Redwood City — Two San Mateo County veterans and a nonprofit that helps senior veterans will be honored this week by the San Mateo County Veterans Commission for their notable commitment and significant effort to improve the quality of life for those who served our country.

San Mateo County Board of Supervisors Begins Public Hearings on District Boundaries

Nov. 5, 2021Redwood City — The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will begin a series of public hearings to discuss proposed maps and give residents the opportunity to voice their interests and provide input on the redrawing of supervisorial district maps.

Redistricting Commission Sends Draft Maps to Board of Supervisors

Public hearing set for Tuesday, November 9 Oct. 29, 2021 Redwood City – An advisory commission tasked with studying potential changes to the boundaries of the county’s five supervisorial districts voted Thursday to send two proposed maps to the Board of Supervisors.

Oct. 11, 2021: Drawing the Lines: Commission Seeks Ideas on Balancing Supervisorial Districts Based on 2020 Census Data

Oct. 11, 2021Redwood City – Where would you draw the lines? That’s the question the 2021 Supervisorial District Lines Advisory Commission is asking San Mateo County residents. The 15-member volunteer commission is tasked with recommending a map or maps that balance the county’s 765,417 residents – based on the 2020 U.S. Census – among five supervisorial districts.

Sept. 28. 2021: San Mateo County’s First Homeless Navigation Center A Step Closer

Redwood City – The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors today took a major step toward fulfilling a decade-long pledge to effectively end homelessness. The Board voted 5-0 to approve a key agreement with the City of Redwood City that will allow development of a 240-bed, state-of-the-art shelter east of Highway 101 off of Maple Street. The shelter, called a Navigation Center, will provide intensive counseling and other supportive services.

Sept. 28, 2021: County Invests in Pandemic Recovery as Board of Supervisors Approves Revised Budget

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved a revised budget for the 2021-22 Fiscal Year that will help drive the economic recovery of individuals, families and small businesses hit by the pandemic.