Lorena Thompson's Legacy

When Lorena Thompson left her house the day after Halloween, she gave her young son and daughter each a kiss. “She loved us, and we knew we were loved,” said her daughter, Deborah Kemper. “That was really key for me growing up because I was angry after she was murdered, and I could have taken a bad turn in life.”

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.

New Park Pass and Camping Fees Approved by Board Begin Jan 2023

At the November 15, 2022 Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board accepted recommendations from its ad hoc subcommittee including rate changes for the annual park pass and tent and trailer camping fees for the 2023 camping season.

Fall/Winter Closures on Crystal Springs Regional Trail

Portions of the San Andreas segment of Crystal Springs Regional Trail will be closed through late February 2023.

San Mateo County Parks Plans for Future of Pescadero Creek Park

The Climate and Habitat Resiliency Plan for Pescadero Creek Park will be presented to the Board of Supervisors on December 6 for review.

Board of Supervisors County of San Mateo Notice of Public Meeting Regarding Mid-Coast Parks and Recreation Development Fee

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that during their regular public meeting on December 13, 2022, at 9:00 am, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors will consider the annual report for the fiscal year 2021-22 for the Mid-Coast Park and Recreation Development Fees Trust Fund, findings with respect to the portion of the Trust Fund remaining unexpended, and the annual fee adjustment. The proposed fee is $1.99 per square foot of new assessable space. The annual report is available below.

Gun Buyback: Give the Gift of Safety this Holiday Season

Redwood City – The County of San Mateo and its partners are holding a gun buyback on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. The event will be held at 1000 Skyway Road in San Carlos from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants must transport firearms unloaded in a vehicle trunk or, for trucks and vans, in a locked container.

San Mateo County Public Review Draft 2023-2031 Housing Element Now Available

The County’s Planning and Building Department seeks consultant services to support the creation of a collaborative Midcoastside Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Plan (Plan) for the unincorporated Midcoast and City of Half Moon Bay.

Draft Plan Charts Course for Locating New and Protecting Existing Housing

Redwood City — As the Peninsula faces an acute housing shortage, the County of San Mateo is exploring where to plan for growth and ways to expand and protect the supply of affordable housing into the next decade. The final plan will help shape the region’s future: communities that long relied on relatively affordable housing to draw new residents who fueled job and economic growth can no longer count on that advantage.

Pescadero Creek & Sam McDonald Parks Single-Track Trails Closed to Equestrians

Single-track trails in Sam McDonald Park and Pescadero Creek Park are currently closed to equestrians for winter. Fire roads remain open.

County Launches Effort to Expand Parks Access

The Board of Supervisors has voted to provide an annual County Parks pass to individuals and families with low incomes.

County Launches Effort to Expand Parks Access

Redwood City — The Board of Supervisors today voted to provide an annual County Parks pass to individuals and families with low incomes. The 5-0 vote will ensure all residents regardless of means have access to all County Parks.