2022 ACFR and PAFR Press Release

San Mateo County Controller Juan Raigoza Releases for public review the County's Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) and the Popular FInancial Report (PAFR) for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2022.

The Deputy Who Became an Advocate for Mental Health: Don Horsley

He grew up resenting the concrete, cold to the touch and cold to the soul, that walled in his grandmother at a mental health hospital.

Firearm Seizure and Arrest by Newly Formed Gun Violence Prevention Program Unit

On Wednesday morning December 21, 2022, San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office Gun Violence Prevention Program (GVPP) Detectives, in collaboration with the Menlo Park Police Department served a search warrant that resulted in the seizure of prohibited firearms in the City of Menlo Park. The GVPP Detectives identified Kristian Arnaldo Arguello as a “prohibited person” who is not allowed to possess firearms and/or ammunition based upon a 2015 criminal conviction. Arguello had firearms still registered in his name, despite the 2015 prohibition. GVPP Detectives obtained a search warrant for Mr. Arguello’s residence, and they worked closely with the Menlo Park Police Department’s Investigations Division. As a result of the search warrant served yesterday on the 1300 Block of Henderson Avenue in Menlo Park, Detectives recovered an unregistered and prohibited AR15 assault weapon, numerous high capacity magazines for the AR15, hundreds of rounds of .223 ammunition, a Glock .40 caliber handgun, a Beretta 9mm handgun and 9mm and .40 caliber ammunition. Kristian Arnaldo Arguello was taken in custody and booked into the San Mateo County Jail for 29805(A)(1) PC, 30605(a) PC, and 30305(a)(1) PC, two of which are felony charges. This was a collaborative effort by our Gun Violence Prevention Program Detectives and the Menlo Park Police Department that will help keep our communities in San Mateo County safer.

Seven Ways Carole Groom Changed San Mateo County

Carole Groom was in line buying groceries when she heard a cross voice. Another customer wanted to know – asking no one in particular but wanting to share his views – who the so-and-so was who did away with plastic shopping bags.

County Awards $54 Million in Housing Grants

Redwood City – Board of Supervisors President Don Horsley today announced 11 projects will receive a total of $54 million to create more affordable housing across San Mateo County. The award – $54,361,963 – is a County record for investing in housing. A total of 1,069 affordable housing units will be created or renovated with these funds.

Groundbreaking at Tunitas Creek Beach

Four years following an announcement by San Mateo County and Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) to protect Tunitas Creek Beach and create a new beach park, a milestone was celebrated on December 15 at the groundbreaking ceremony for visitor facilities.

With Respiratory Viruses Circulating, 12 Bay Area Health Officials Recommend Actions to Stay Healthy for the Holidays

This holiday season, another surge in COVID infections, along with high levels of influenza (flu) and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), are straining healthcare systems and impacting families. The good news is that there are easy actions everyone can take to stay healthy this season. Twelve Bay Area health officers recommend the following steps: Get Vaccinated Against Flu and COVID.

Jorge Argueta, a Poet, Writer of Children’s Books, Selected as County Poet Laureate

Redwood City — The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors today appointed Jorge Argueta of Daly City as the County’s poet laureate, citing his ability to use poetry to create bridges among diverse communities.

Redwood City, Millbrae and Half Moon Bay Awarded Grants to Help End Homelessness

Redwood City — The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors today awarded three cities a total of $2.4 million to help end homelessness.

Check Out a Park Pass at San Mateo County Libraries

Park passes are now available to checkout for free from San Mateo County Libraries thanks to a partnership between libraries and the San Mateo County Parks Foundation focused on increasing access to local parks.

Board of Supervisors to Review Flood Park Phase 1 Plans, Dec 13

Phase 1 plans will be presented to the Board of Supervisors at their Dec 13 meeting. Learn how to attend the board meeting in person or by teleconference.