Oriental Fruit Fly Find - San Mateo County

On June 30, 2022 the San Mateo County Agriculture Department pest detection team found a single Oriental fruit fly (Bactrocera dorsalis) in a baited trap in Menlo Park. The team followed up with a delimitation survey that includes 40 traps within one square mile of the find. This is in addition to 80 existing traps within the 8 square miles surrounding the find. No new Oriental fruit flies have been detected. Oriental fruit flies are an invasive pest native to southern Asia, that has become established in Hawaii.

Board’s Action Brings Revitalization of Flood Park Closer to Reality

Through a unanimous vote at the July 26 meeting, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors accepted the Flood Park Updated Landscape Plan noting the Plan reflects a balanced approach in addressing the interests of park visitors and neighbors.

Healing By Design: A New Era in Treating Mental Illness Takes Shape Among Oaks, Woodlands

Redwood City – A center that will transform the treatment of San Mateo County’s most vulnerable mentally ill residents is taking shape. The 121-bed Cordilleras Mental Health Center will replace a drab concrete facility that opened during the Truman Administration as a tuberculosis ward and transitioned to a mental health treatment center more than four decades ago.

Are You Ready? Disaster Preparedness Day is Saturday, July 30

Redwood City – Wildfires, tsunamis, earthquakes and, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic are reminders that the best time to prepare your family for disaster is ASAP. And the most immediate ASAP is the 18th annual Disaster Preparedness Day this Saturday, July 30, 2022, at the San Mateo County Event Center.

Want to See Your Tax Dollars In Action? Sign Up for Civics 101

Redwood City – The County of San Mateo is accepting applications for the Civics 101 Academy, a free nine-week course that provides an in-depth look at how local government works.

From Pacifica to Redwood City, Celebrate Arts Across San Mateo County Throughout August

The San Mateo County Office of Arts and Culture and the Arts Commission will present the first Countywide Celebration of Arts and Culture for the entire month of August.

Board of Supervisors to Consider Updated Landscape Plan on July 26

Throughout the Realize Flood Park project's community engagement process, the design team has carefully considered the input received during meetings and from surveys and adjusted the landscape plan to reflect community needs and interests.

Connect the Coastside Considered at July 26 Board of Supervisors Meeting

Connect the Coastside will be considered by the Board of Supervisors at the July 26, 2022 meeting! See the public meeting notice and learn how to join in.

Pandemic Recovery for All: Support for Employers, Aid for Individuals and Families Tops $250 Million

Redwood City – From connecting students with teachers to helping small businesses stay afloat, the County of San Mateo’s efforts to provide local pandemic relief now tops $259 million.

See Comments from the June 11 Flood Park Meeting

On Saturday, June 11, the public was invited to join the design team in the park to review the Updated Landscape Plan. Comments received at the event are being reviewed by the design team and a refined landscape plan will be presented to the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors at the July 26 meeting.

More Progress on Middlefield Road as Crews Open Sidewalks, Install First New Street Lights

The first new sidewalks are now open in a major reconstruction of Middlefield Road through North Fair Oaks. The open sidewalks and the installation of new street light poles mark a milestone in a project to create a safer street and bring neighbors and visitors to enjoy this thriving business area.