County Office of Public Safety Communications Earns Award for Dispatch Excellence

Striving for excellence, one call at a time. The San Mateo County Office of Public Safety Communications 9-1-1- dispatch center is being recognized by the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch (IAED) as an Accredited Center of Excellence (ACE) for emergency medical dispatching. 

COVID-19 Booster Shots Available at County Event Center; New Times Available for Children’s “Playland” Clinic

Redwood City – County health officials are urging all eligible adults to receive a COVID-19 booster shot as soon as possible.

Board of Supervisors Adopts 2021 Multijurisdictional Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors today adopted the 2021 Multijurisdictional Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (MJLHMP), a five-year blueprint for the County and its partners to reduce the impact of natural hazards such as earthquake, fire, flooding, extreme heat and landslide.

Board of Supervisors Create County Gun Buyback Program

REDWOOD CITY – Today, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors approved a grant of up to $208,000 in Measure K Reserves to establish a San Mateo County Gun Buyback Program. 

San Mateo County Sheriff No Longer Responding to ICE Inmate Transfer Requests

Redwood City — San Mateo County Sheriff Carlos Bolanos announced today that, effective immediately, his office will no longer respond to any requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for notification of an inmate’s release or transfer any inmate to its custody.  Bolanos said this decision helps fulfill his office’s mission to protect the safety of all San Mateo County residents, and it relies on county residents’ trust and willingness to cooperate with law enforcement, report crimes and testify in court. 

Choose Local San Mateo County App Launched Across San Mateo County

Points-based program rewards shoppers for supporting local small businesses   Redwood City– In advance of the holiday season, the County of San Mateo and seven cities are asking shoppers to support local small business and rewarding those that do through a new points-based mobile app that lets them earn cash discounts at participating locations.  

San Mateo County Veterans Commission to Honor Veteran of the Year

Redwood City — Two San Mateo County veterans and a nonprofit that helps senior veterans will be honored this week by the San Mateo County Veterans Commission for their notable commitment and significant effort to improve the quality of life for those who served our country.

San Mateo County Board of Supervisors Begins Public Hearings on District Boundaries

Nov. 5, 2021Redwood City — The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will begin a series of public hearings to discuss proposed maps and give residents the opportunity to voice their interests and provide input on the redrawing of supervisorial district maps.

San Mateo County Youth Commissioners Recognized for Climate Action

Redwood City — The Environmental Justice Subcommittee of the San Mateo County Youth Commission was honored Thursday evening with a 2021 Green California Schools Leadership Award for its role in catalyzing a movement in San Mateo County for youth-led climate emergency declarations.  

Nov. 3, 2021: “Playland” Fun and Games Aims to Take Sting Out of Vaccination Clinic for Children Ages 5 to 11

Redwood City — Superheroes and a red carpet are among the sights that will greet children this Saturday at the San Mateo County Event Center to help take the sting out of the County’s first vaccination clinic for those ages 5 to 11.