Final Budget Changes Go to Board of Supervisors

Redwood City – The County of San Mateo today released a revised budget for the 2023-24 fiscal year that highlights the County’s commitment to ending homelessness, expanding mental health services and supporting financially vulnerable residents. “We want to ensure that every resident of San Mateo County has access to critical supports that make our community stronger and more resilient,” said County Executive Mike Callagy. “The goal is that everyone can truly thrive, not just survive.”

What to Know About Expired COVID-19 Test Kits

Redwood City – With kids back in school and end-of-summer travel at our near record levels (along with a lot of close contact), you might be wondering if it’s time to break out a COVID-19 test kit if you or a loved one gets a fever, sore throat or other symptoms.

“Finding Calm in the Chaos” – New Director of Emergency Management Embraces the Challenge

Redwood City – County Executive Mike Callagy today announced he has appointed Dr. Shruti Dhapodkar as the new director of the department tasked with coordinating countywide emergency planning, response and recovery.

Huddart Park Closures

Lower Huddart Park area is closed for road maintenance and invasive plant management. Some trails and campgrounds remain closed as staff work to clear heavy storm damage.

Edgewood Park Trail Closures

On Monday through Friday, September 18–22, Sunset Trail in Edgewood Park will be closed between trail markers 13 and 22 for road repair.

Bicycle Sunday Canceled For Holiday Weekends 2023

For holiday weekends in 2023, Bicycle Sunday, the weekly event that allows for non-motorized use of Cañada Road along Crystal Springs Regional Trail, will be canceled to meet the increased holiday needs for staffing at other parks in the area. Bicyclists and motorists, please be mindful to share the road.

New Memorial Park Dog-Friendly Campsites Now Open for Reservation

September 15 is the first date our new dog-friendly campsites in the Huckleberry Flat area of Memorial County Park will be available for use, but reservations can be made now through the San Mateo County Parks website. If you have questions about camping with dogs, contact our reservations staff at 650-363-4021, Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed on Friday).

Harvest of The Month – September- Tomato

CalFresh Provides supplemental nutrition assistance to low income households. It can help you buy nutritious food for a better balanced diet. If approved for CalFresh, a monthly dollar amount is placed on a debit-like card to help you add to your monthly food budget. Eating food that's in season means it is generally in peak supply, so it's not only fresh and tasty but it's likely to be much cheaper. Look out for supermarket specials or hit your local farmers markets and talk to the growers about what's in season. For any inquiries call 1-800-223-8383 or visit

We Asked You to Attend a Listening Session or Take a Survey: Now What?

Redwood City – What are your needs? That was the basic question residents we invited you to answer at a series of listening sessions and in a survey that focused on four key areas: housing and homelessness, emergency preparedness, children and families and mental health. The listening sessions concluded last week. The survey closed Monday at midnight.

First Youth Cultural Ambassadors on a Mission: Bringing Art, Poetry to the Community

Redwood City – Seven local high school students will serve as San Mateo County’s first Youth Cultural Ambassadors. The inaugural seven will seek to “build community through arts and culture with the goal of greater youth involvement in the community.”

Quarry Park Trail Closures

We are treating up to 100 acres of dense fire fuels in Quarry Park. Some trail closures will occur, Monday through Friday.