What Do you Need to Thrive?

Redwood City – The County of San Mateo today announced a series of listening sessions and survey to hear directly from residents about their needs in four key areas. Residents are invited to share their experiences and needs on issues of housing and homelessness, children and families, emergency preparedness and mental health.

Join Us for an exclusive Virtual Event with the County of San Mateo Office of Public Safety Communications August 16th

Jul. 24, 2023Redwood City — 📅 Join us on August 16th from 1 pm to 2 pm PST for an exclusive virtual event with the County of San Mateo Office of Public Safety Communications!   🏢 Embark on a virtual tour of our state-of-the-art facility - the perfect opportunity for anyone interested in becoming a 911 dispatcher to get an inside look at the heart of our operations.  

SMC Parks Off-Leash Dog Pilot Program Data

View monitoring data for our Off-Leash Dog Pilot Program at Pillar Point Bluff and Quarry Park.

Aug 5: County of San Mateo’s 19th annual Disaster Preparedness Day

Redwood City – Preparing your family for the worst that can happen sounds like a depressing way to spend a day. No, we can’t stop an earthquake or a tsunami. But we can anticipate and prepare for any number of calamities that may strike while we are at home, at the office, on the road or in school.

Nominations Now Being Accepted for Hammerman Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2023 Barbara Hammerman Award, an annual recognition sponsored by the San Mateo County Domestic Violence Council. In 2005, the Domestic Violence Council established the Hammerman Award, ratified by the Board of Supervisors of San Mateo County, for the purpose of recognizing outstanding law enforcement officers for their contribution and service to survivors of domestic violence and their children. In 2009 the award was expanded to include professionals who provide services to victims of domestic violence.

Get Out and Explore County Parks This Summer

Take precautions against hot weather to ensure a great summer visit to San Mateo County Parks.

Safety Tips as Summer’s First Heat Wave Arrives

Redwood City – The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for much of the Bay Area this weekend, including southern San Mateo County. And while much of the county is unlikely to see triple digits, this first heat wave of 2023 is a good time for a refresher on safety tips and ways to identify the warning signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Supervisors Award Nearly $1 Million to Help Local Businesses Through Construction Project

Redwood City – The County will soon start taking applications for a grant fund for small businesses along Middlefield Road in North Fair Oaks that are struggling financially due to a road improvement project delayed by record winter rains and other challenges.

Response to Comments for Quarry Park Wildfire Risk Reduction Program

Response to comments has been posted for wildfire risk reduction and visitor serving projects at Quarry Park.

A Lift for Life After Foster Care

Redwood City – In a unanimous vote, San Mateo County supervisors agreed Tuesday to provide current and former foster youth ages 18 up to 22 with $1,000 a month in the County’s first guaranteed income program. About 70 eligible young adults will receive a direct deposit for up to 18 months.

Supervisors to Vote on New Social Services Director

Redwood City – San Mateo County Supervisors will consider confirming Claire Cunningham as the next director of the Human Services Agency, the department at the center of the County’s efforts to achieve functional zero homelessness.

Warm Weather Can Draw Rattlesnakes onto Trails

As daily temperatures rise so does the likelihood of seeing snakes, including rattlesnakes, on trails.