San Mateo County’s First Poet Laureate Caroline Goodwin to be Honored at a Celebration of Poetry Reception

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 31, 2014 Contact:  Supervisor Warren Slocum, 4th District, San Mateo County V: 650.363.4570   F:  650.366.6720   E:  wslocum@smcgov.org Alternate:  Marci Dragun, Legislative Aide V:  650.599.1021  C:  650.576-7658  E:  mdragun@smcgov.org

San Mateo County And San Francisco International Airport Secure California Coastal Conservancy Grant To Study Sea Level Rise

The California Coastal Conservancy announced yesterday that it will fund a $200,000 grant application jointly submitted by San Mateo County and the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to study the impacts of sea level rise due to global warming on the shoreline area northwest of the airport where the San Bruno and Colma creeks enter the San Francisco Bay.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan

Special thanks to Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, for their generous donation of $5 M to help build the new Ravenswood Family Health Center in East Palo Alto! The Center recently was awarded a $7.3 M federal grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) in a competitive process – 3,000 applications were received and Ravenswood was one of 26 successful applicants. These two gifts will help leverage the funds needed to complete this amazing project.

San Mateo County Tattoo Removal Program Reopening Friday, January 31st

The San Mateo County Tattoo Removal Program is happy to announce its GRAND REOPENING after a two year hiatus caused when the old laser machine became unusable and could not be repaired. Over the past two years, many people have worked hard to raise funds and many more have donated to purchase the new laser machine that cost approximately $100,000.

Shutterfly Sponsors Friendship Park

Shutterfly is generously funding the redesign and rebuild of Friendship Park, one of the only parks in the North Fair Oaks Community. It is a very exciting project that will add needed greenspace and a recreational area for kids and adults. Shutterfly was honored for their commitment to this project at Design Day on January 15th.Kaboom, a nonprofit organization that helps develop parks in under-represented urban areas, helped facilitate the development of this park and introduced Shutterfly to the group and this project.

New board of supervisors' president Dave Pine sets tone as San Mateo County's fiscal watchdog

By Bonnie Eslinger Daily News As the new president of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, Dave Pine said this week that he intends to guide the county down a fiscally prudent path.  For full article, visit New board of supervisors' president Dave Pine sets tone as San Mateo County's fiscal watchdog

Supervisor Pine elected Board president; calls for “more risk taking, innovation and efficiency” in 2014

Supervisor Dave Pine will serve as president of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors in 2014. He was elected president by his four colleagues at a meeting Tuesday evening at Burlingame High School.  Pine, in a brief speech, said that for the most part, “the Great Recession is in the rear view mirror” and pointed to a low unemployment rate and high median family income as signs of good news in San Mateo County.

Manuel Ramirez Appointed To San Mateo County Planning Commission

Today, upon my recommendation, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the appointment of Manuel Ramirez to the San Mateo County Planning Commission. Mr. Ramirez is believed to be the first Latino appointee in the history of the County’s Planning Commission. He will represent the 4th Supervisorial District on the Planning Commission; his term commences immediately and will expire on January 10, 2017.

Meda Okelo Appointed To San Mateo County Parks And Recreation Commission

Today, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the appointment of Meda Okelo to the San Mateo County Parks and Recreation Commission as recommended by Supervisor Warren Slocum. Okelo will represent the 4th Supervisorial District on the Parks and Recreation Commission; his term commences immediately and will expire on January 10, 2017.

Amy Buckmaster

Amy Buckmaster is first woman in over 100 years to lead the Redwood City – San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce as its President.