San Carlos Airport Update

At the April 26th Board of Supervisors meeting, we discussed the status of the San Carlos Airport Disturbance Study and the next steps. Three consultants have been retained to conduct airport noise studies, identify the best practices in use at general aviation airports, gauge public opinion and prepare to report back to our Board in June. At this meeting, we learned that the FAA and Surf Air have developed alternative approaches to reduce the impact of noise above residential areas - these will be evaluated in May.

San Mateo County Supervisors Boost Funding for Early Learning

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors at its April 26 meeting allotted $190,000 to expand early childhood education in an effort to boost literacy rates in the City of San Mateo. The one-time allotment will provide enhanced services, classroom materials and teacher training for 76 children up to 5 years of age, through June 2017.

Cooley Landing Educational Center Opens

A 25-year dream of the East Palo Alto community and its partners came true this weekend! The Cooley Landing Educational Center held its grand opening. It is beautiful!

Mike Callagy Named New San Mateo County Assistant County Manager

San Mateo County Manager John Maltbie has named Deputy County Manager Mike Callagy to the positon of assistant county manager effective immediately. In his new role, Callagy will accept greater daily responsibilities and focus on special projects. He will also have increased interaction with both the Board of Supervisors and the public.

An Emergency Response Center Built to Survive the Big One

With the Cold War long over, the County is trading in its cramped and outdated Emergency Operations Center (EOC) for a new $37 million building to coordinate the response to disasters. It will also serve as a home for the County's  9-1-1 public safety dispatchers, a secure data center and the daily offices of the San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services and Division of Homeland Security of the Sheriff’s Office.