Willow Veterans Housing Complex

On Halloween, Supervisor Horsley and I had a great surprise! Darci Palmer of CORE Affordable Housing called to say that she was coming to Redwood City to record the long-term ground lease that will make it possible to build the first major veterans housing development in San Mateo County. We joined Darci to County Recorder's Office to savor this moment. ..

Youth Members: Diane Zermeno and Jose Rodriguez

These two remarkable Sequoia High School students were appointed by our Board of Supervisors to serve as Youth Member/Alternate Youth Member on the North Fair Oaks Community Council (NFOCC). They will take their oath of office before this evening's meeting and begin serving in their official capacity on the NFOCC tonight. They will serve with full voting rights because I sought and our Board approved a change in the bylaws to grant full voting rights to the Youth Member.

Officials Implement E-Cig, Smoking Regulations

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to change the definition of "smoking" and "tobacco product" to include electronic smoking devices. The Board also voted 4-1 Tuesday to approve an ordinance prohibiting smoking of all types in and around unincorporated multi-unit residences, which include owner-occupied condominiums and townhouses.

Historic Middlefield Road Redesign Decision

Today was a historic day for the community of North Fair Oaks! The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve the North Fair Oaks Community Council’s 3-lane redesign recommendation for the stretch of Middlefield Road between Pacific and 5th Avenues. The Council's vision is to create a vibrant downtown section with wider sidewalks for pedestrians, space for park benches, greenery, and public art and bike lanes to encourage cycling...

LeAnn Thornton - USO Volunteer of the Year

LeAnn Thornton was named as the USO Volunteer of the Year for the Continental U.S. Region. She was selected out of 29,000 other nominated volunteers from all over the U.S. for her dedicated support of veterans and their families who pass through the San Francisco International Airport. More...

County rules target e-cigs and smoking: Board of Supervisors consider complete ban for unincorporated area multi-unit buildings

Smoking inside apartments and condominiums in the unincorporated areas of San Mateo County would become a thing of the past under a proposed ban coming before the Board of Supervisors Tuesday. Twin proposals by supervisors Carole Groom and Adrienne Tissier will first amend the definitions of “smoking” and “tobacco product” to include electronic devices and then add a section to county code prohibiting smoking of all types in and around multi-unit residences.

Congratulations Karen Guidotti!

Karen Guidotti, Chief Deputy District Attorney of San Mateo County, received the 2014 Barbara Hammerman Award. This award recognizes one person each year who has done the most to reduce domestic violence, protect victims, and advocate for needed legal reforms in San Mateo County. Karen distinguishes this award...

¡Si Se Puede!

The County held its first ever ¡Si se Puede! conference where information and resources on domestic violence were provided to survivors, family members and friends. The safety network of agencies attending the conference included the Sheriff's Office, the Probation Chief John Keene and his department...