Lorena Thompson's Legacy

When Lorena Thompson left her house the day after Halloween, she gave her young son and daughter each a kiss. “She loved us, and we knew we were loved,” said her daughter, Deborah Kemper. “That was really key for me growing up because I was angry after she was murdered, and I could have taken a bad turn in life.”

Board of Supervisors to Review Flood Park Phase 1 Plans, Dec 13

Phase 1 plans will be presented to the Board of Supervisors at their Dec 13 meeting. Learn how to attend the board meeting in person or by teleconference.

San Mateo County Parks Plans for Future of Pescadero Creek Park

The Climate and Habitat Resiliency Plan for Pescadero Creek Park will be presented to the Board of Supervisors on December 6 for review.

County Honors Marine as Veteran of the Year

The County’s Veterans Commission today a honored U.S. Marine and former firefighter as the San Mateo County “Veteran of the Year.” George Smith was honored before 250 attendees during the 7th annual Veterans Recognition Event for going “above and beyond” in service to his community.

Quarry Park Wildfire Risk Reduction CEQA Document Posted for Review

In November 2022, San Mateo County Parks released for review and comment a Draft Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) for the Wildfire Risk Reduction at Quarry County Park.

Pescadero Creek Park Climate & Habitat Resiliency Plan Posted

The full Pescadero Creek Park Climate & Habitat Resiliency Plan is now posted on the San Mateo County Parks website.

Investing in the Arts

The County's new Office of Arts and Culture will see an infusion of $100,000 to help launch countywide programs and projects. The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022, voted 5-0 to allocate the funds from the Measure K local half-cent sales tax. The funds will be used as a match for specific grants as well as to support numerous programs and projects, as outlined here:

To End Homelessness, A Focus on Prevention

Millbrae – County of San Mateo leaders today announced a bold local strategy to  reinforce the safety net for the county’s most vulnerable residents: $4 million annually to prevent evictions. “We will end homelessness in San Mateo County,” Mike Callagy, the County’s chief executive, said to an audience of more 300 at the “Our Year of Working Together to End Homelessness” Summit in Millbrae.

Planning for Climate & Habitat Resiliency in Pescadero Creek Park

We are excited to share the Pescadero Creek Park Climate & Habitat Resiliency Plan. Read the Plan summary and join us at two events planned for the first week in November.

Tunitas Creek Beach Improvement Project Presented to Planning Commission, Oct 26

On Wednesday October 26, the Tunitas Creek Beach Improvement Project will be presented to the Planning Commission to be considered for a Coastal Development Permit.

To Reduce Gun Violence, County Launches “Cutting-Edge” Effort to Remove Guns from the Hands of Felons, Stalkers

Redwood City – A coalition of top local elected and civic leaders today launched a new initiative to improve public safety by boosting efforts to remove guns from the hands of felons, stalkers, and other people prohibited from firearm possession. The launch of the new San Mateo County Gun Violence Prevention Program comes with a pledge of $2 million in funding over the next two years.

What's New: Board Approves Six Measure K Proposals

The Board of Supervisors approved the following regarding Measure K on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022: