County Launches Effort to “End Homelessness” This Year; Ambitious Action Plan Builds on Success

Redwood City — The County of San Mateo today announced an ambitious goal: End homelessness by the end of the year.

Ending Homelessness: County of San Mateo Begins Construction of First Navigation Center

Redwood City — On a vacant lot next to the bay, local civic leaders and champions for people without housing today celebrated the groundbreaking of what will become the County of San Mateo’s first Navigation Center. The Navigation Center will provide 240 safe temporary living spaces for individuals and couples along with intensive support services. These services will be designed to help clients find and maintain stable housing.

Keynotes for RISE 2022 Announced

The Commission on the Status of Women is thrilled to introduce two amazing keynote speakers for the RISE 2022 Women’s Leadership Conference. Sallie Krawcheck, CEO and co-founder of Ellevest, will be providing a morning keynote at 9:00am while Lan Phan, CEO and founder of community of SEVEN, will be providing the closing keynote at 4:00pm.

Oriental Fruit Fly Finds - Santa Clara County

California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) detected seven oriental fruit flies (Bactrocera dorasalis) in Santa Clara County prompting a quarantine to be established in San Jose. Oriental fruit flies are an invasive pest native to southern Asia, that has become established in Hawaii.  It is a pest to over 230 different kinds of fruit and vegetables threatening California’s $50 billion dollar agricultural industry.  Residents within the quarantine zone are urged not to move homegrown fruit and vegetable off their property.

Current Job Openings with the Office of Public Safety Communications

The County of San Mateo is now accepting applications. We have opportunities for you to start your career with the Office of Public Safety Communications!

Public Safety Dispatchers Are the Vital Link

"No day is ever routine - one call may be a minor traffic accident, while the next is a frantic voice screaming for help." Rarely will you ever get a chance to meet the hundreds of people who call for help, yet they'll depend on your voice, your directions, and your knowledge to get through an emergency.