HEART: New Secretary to the Board

At this month's HEART (Housing Endowment And Resgional Trust) meeting, I was elected as Secretary to the Board by my colleagues. I am honored.

$5 Million Funding for Tunitas Creek Beach

The newly approved state budget will support the creation of Tunitas Creek Beach County Park by providing general funds to develop an emergency access road and to address environmental degradation.

Board of Supervisors Unanimously Approved Deportation Legal Defense Fund

This week, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved $764,000 for an Immigration Deportation Legal Defense Fund. We did so after hearing the impassioned pleas from many who came to our last two Board meetings to share their stories – and anger at the treatment of immigrant families, particularly the children, at our borders.

San Mateo County Board of Supervisors Approves FY18-19 Budget

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors at its June 26, 2018,  meeting approved a $2.75 billion Recommended Budget for Fiscal Year 2018-19 after including $764,000 to create an immigrant defense fund.

Getting the Job Done: Get Us Moving Update

You can’t always get what you want, but you get what you need, like the venerable Mick Jagger says –

Warren Award: Donna J. Vaillancourt for 37 Years of Service

To keep the County of San Mateo strong and offer the best services to our residents we must have strong leadership within our employees and for the past 37 years the HR Director, Donna J. Vaillancourt, has been a remarkable leader.

County of San Mateo Releases FY18-19 Recommended Budget

The County of San Mateo released its Fiscal Year 2018-19 Recommended Budget which the Board of Supervisors will consider at the end of June along with advice from outgoing County Manager John Maltbie to prepare for future economic uncertainty.

Controller wins GFOA award for FY 16/17 CAFR

For Immediate Release Redwood City — Continuing its winning streak, the San Mateo County Controller’s Office was honored for the 18th straight year with the highest recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting.

Warren Award: Trisha Sanchez for 31 Years of Service

Last night I had the honor of presenting a Board of Supervisors Resolution to Undersheriff Trisha Sanchez on her retirement form the Sheriff’s Office after 31 outstanding years of service.  

North Fair Oaks CERT Academy 2018

Last night we held the first session of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training in North Fair Oaks. It was a full class with 39 CERT volunteers registered for the class.

County of San Mateo Board of Supervisors Bans Flavored Tobacco Sales

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 in favor of banning the sale of flavored tobacco products at pharmacies and retailers in the unincorporated areas of the county as a way to promote community health, particularly among youth.