Assistant Director Selected For San Mateo County Parks

San Mateo County Parks Department’s Natural Resource Manager, Hannah Ormshaw, was recently named the department’s assistant director. Ormshaw’s extensive background in natural resource management will be instrumental as the department implements its Wildfire Fuel Management Program and develops and implements plans that protect sensitive species while also providing recreational access across more than 16,000 acres throughout San Mateo County.

Community Weighs In On Tunitas Creek Beach Preferred Design

The project to convert Tunitas Creek Beach into San Mateo County's newest park moves ahead as community members weigh in on aesthetic details and learning opportunities for the preferred design.

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. 

County Office of Public Safety Communications Earns Award for Dispatch Excellence

Redwood City — 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. 

Board Of Supervisors Approves Dog Pilot Program

At their November 9 meeting held via video conference, the Board of Supervisors certified the Off-Leash Dog Recreation Pilot Program IS/MND and approved the pilot that will introduce off-leash dog access at Quarry Park and Pillar Point Bluff, on a trial basis. At the November 16 Board of Supervisors meeting, the ordinance allowing the pilot will be read into the County ordinance code.

Dog Pilot Program CEQA Document Review

A Draft Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) for the Off-leash Dog Recreation Pilot Program at Pillar Point Bluff and Quarry Park was posted for public review and comment from July 15 to August 13, 2021.

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.