Veteran of the Year | Assembly District 22

I was so honored to be selected by Assembly Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin as the Veteran of the Year for 2016 from District 22! There are many deserving veterans in our County and I was humbled to be this year's honoree.

SMC Public WiFi now up to 24 Sites

Today the Information Services Department of the County of San Mateo announced that it now has 24 SMC Public WiFi sites across the County.

Dedication of the Ravenswood Open Space Preserve (MROSD)

It was a pleasure to join the MidPeninsula Regional Open Space District for their annual Legislative Picnic on the patio of the recently opened Cooley Landing Facility at the Ravenswood Open Space Preserve in East Palo Alto. It's such a beautiful place!

County of San Mateo Releases Children’s Budget Reflecting Commitment to Youth

The Board of Supervisors accepts the Children, Youth and Families Budget for Fiscal Year 2015-2017, a document that summarizes budgets from across County departments to provide a holistic view of the County’s financial and philosophical commitment to the more than 160,000 residents under the age 18.

San Mateo County Board of Supervisors Appoint Carlos Bolanos Acting Sheriff

On July 12, 2016, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors appointed Carlos Bolanos Acting Sheriff of San Mateo County to finish out the two years remaining in the term of former Sheriff Greg Munks who stepped down for health reasons. The Board of Supervisors is grateful to have seasoned leadership in the ranks of our law enforcement and the department is fortunate to have a team of professionals that have worked closely together for several years. The County and its cities are in good hands.

Dad and Me @ the Park

On June 18th the Probation Department participated in the 14th Annual Dad and Me @ the Park Festival. This event, sponsored by the County’s Fatherhood Collaborative, was a fun, free, outdoor educational and resource fair that hoped to engage hundreds of children, fathers and families from all throughout San Mateo County.

Congratulations to Bay Area Non-Profit Organizations for New Secured Funding in Immigration Work!

Recently the State of California Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Social Services issued a Request for Applications and they have announced their Awardees!

Calling all Poets - Interested in becoming San Mateo County's next Poet Laureate?

Interested in becoming San Mateo County’s next Poet Laureate? If you are a published poet, 18 years old or older, a resident of San Mateo County for at least three years and have a desire to act as an ambassador and advocate for poetry within this County – consider applying!

County of San Mateo Releases FY 2016-17 Recommended Budget

The County of San Mateo’s financial footing remains strong but County Manager John Maltbie urges fiscal restraint as reserves draw down to lowest level in 10 years.

Affordable Impact Housing Fees

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors adopted an Affordable Housing Impact Fee on June 7th. The new fee is applicable to residential and non-residential developments of certain types and sizes. The purpose of the fee is to offset the impact of new development on the need for affordable housing in San Mateo County; the fees will be collected in a dedicated trust fund used to finance affordable housing in the County.