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.
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.
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.
We're excited to introduce our new Natural Resource Management interns. Meet Johanna, Alissa, and Aidan!
Redwood City – The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors on January 26 adopted the Government Operations Climate Action Plan (GOCAP), a comprehensive strategy to address the climate crisis making significant reductions to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to achieve carbon neutrality by 2035. The passage of the GOCAP establishes the County of San Mateo as a regional climate leader with the strongest climate action plan for government operations among the Bay Area counties.
The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors today unanimously selected Supervisor David Canepa, who represents District Five in the North County, as the 2021 president during its annual reorganization. The Board also chose District Three Supervisor Don Horsley as 2021 vice president.
“Now, more than ever, people need a safe, affordable place they can call home,” said Warren Slocum, President of the Board of Supervisors. “Rent is the single biggest expense for most people. Families that have a stable, affordable rent can then spend more on nutritious food and other essential needs.”
Redwood City — As the Bay Area and nation struggle with the economic shutdowns and resulting job losses caused by the coronavirus, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors will consider a spending plan for the 2020-21 Fiscal Year that relies heavily on reserves to maintain safety-net services.
Our task was to level and install seed beds for the Green Grass Project at Edgewood Farms —an amazing project spearheaded by the Friends of Edgewood group, which has been helping steward the park and its incredible diversity of plant life for over 25 years.
Every other year the Natural Resource Management team does a survey of San Bruno Elfin, an endangered species on San Bruno Mountain. Their larva, or caterpillars, feed an attractive native succulent that grows on rocky outcrops.
It is quite common to mistake a lizard that has just lost its tail for dead! While unfortunately the lizard is now tail-less, it isn't dying, far from it actually. It is very much still alive. Lizards utilize caudal autotomy (tail dropping) as a survival strategy for predatory response! When being chased or spotted by a predator a lizard may drop his or her tail and speed away while the piece of tail continues to wriggle and squirm, mimicking another lizard. If a lizard is bit by a venomous snake it may drop its tail as well, to ensure that the toxin does not reach the rest of the lizard’s body. In some cases, the tail will even grow back, however the regenerated tail does have less function.
As a Natural Resource Management Intern I visit many of the parks to analyze different habitats and support vegetation management activities.