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.

Aug. 4, 2020-Fines Now Possible for Violating Health Orders, Including Refusing to Wear Face Covering

Individuals who violate health orders, including refusing to wear a face covering in San Mateo County and commercial entities who allow these violations now risk incurring fines after the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors today adopted an urgency ordinance allowing the new penalties immediately.

Aug. 4, 2020-Update on County Response to COVID-19

The County of San Mateo continues to work to protect public health and safety in response to the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19.

July 30, 2020-County Joins State Monitoring List, County Manager Media Briefing, Testing Locations, and Current COVID-19 Case Count

The County of San Mateo continues to work to protect public health and safety in response to the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19.

Call 2-1-1 for Non-Medical, Non-Emergency Questions About Coronavirus

The County of San Mateo has replaced a local call center number with a new service that will more than double the hours residents can get information about the coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) – 2-1-1.

County of San Mateo Opens COVID-19 Public Call Center

Local emergencies announced to position resources for extended response

Everyone counts: Why the census matters more than ever

The 2020 Census gets underway soon and it’s critical that every person living in the county is counted to secure federal funding for medical services, including clinics and children’s health insurance, housing, emergency preparedness, nutrition programs, infrastructure and a host of other services.

Holiday Cheer and Solutions to Homelessness

I joined the Veterans Commission to deliver gifts to Haven Family House. But, that is not all I am doing to help homeless families.  

There is No Place Like Home - Redwood Trailer Village

There is no place like home.  And even when the place your family calls home is substandard, when you are about to be displaced because where you live is being sold, it is unsettling. Redwood Trailer Village was such a place.  

Seton needs new heroes

Whether you are an orphan, a prisoner, sick, a refugee, homeless or mentally ill, the Daughters of Charity for nearly 400 years provided charitable health care for the most vulnerable among us. They’ve been the heroes of the poor for centuries all around the world.