RFP for Safety Element Update - Multi-Agency Collaboration

We are pleased to announce the opening of a Request for Proposal (RFP) to update the Safety Elements of San Mateo County and numerous cities within the County including Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, East Palo Alto, Half Moon Bay, Pacifica and San Bruno through a collaborative process. The San Mateo County Planning and Building Department is releasing the RFP on behalf of all the participating agencies and will be serving as the fiscal agent for the Safety Element Collaborative. Additional partners in the Safety Element collaborative project include the San Mateo County O

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.

RFP for Protected Tree Ordinance Update

The County of San Mateo is seeking proposals from qualified consultants to perform professional consulting and planning services to complete the update to and consolidation of the Significant and Heritage Tree Ordinances through the adoption of the Protected Tree Ordinance. Proposals must be electronically received by July 29, 2022 via Public Purchase. See the attached Request for Proposals (RFP) for details on informational meetings and other application requirements.

RFP for Geotechnical and Geological Report Review Services

The County of San Mateo Planning and Building Department is seeking professional firms to provide independent geological and geotechnical review services on an as-needed basis for the Planning and Building Department, effective October 1, 2022. Proposals must be electronically received by 3:00 P.M. PST, on Monday, July 20, 2022 via Public Purchase. See the attached Request for Proposals (RFP) for more information.

Permit Exemption for Hazardous Trees – Extended to July 1, 2023

In advance of fire season and drought conditions, the Community Development Director, in consultation with the State of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s San Mateo–Santa Cruz Unit and the San Mateo County Resource Conservation District, has issued a Notice Regarding Permit Exemption for Tree Removal

Notice of Preparation (NOP) of a Draft Environmental Impact Report & Scoping Session for North Fair Oaks Rezoning & General Plan Amendment Project

We are preparing a Draft EIR for the North Fair Oaks Rezoning and General Plan Amendment Project and are requesting comments on scope and content. Attend a public scoping meeting on May 11.

RFP for Independent Plan Check & Building Inspection Services

We are currently seeking proposals from professional firms to provide independent plan check and building inspection services on an as-needed basis.

Senate Bill 9 (SB 9) Summary

Here is a brief summary of Senate Bill (SB) 9, which will take effect on January 1, 2022, and will require local agencies to ministerially approve urban lot splits and two-unit residential projects in single-family residential zones when certain criteria are met.

San Mateo County Supervisors Allocate $1.5 Million To Support Local Learning Hubs For Students In Need

Today, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors approved $1.5 million to create the Learning Hub Expansion Fund to increase the number of students from socioeconomically disadvantaged families who can participate in “learning hubs” – programs that provide safe, supportive places for K-12 students to engage in distance learning in underserved communities. Grants will be awarded to youth-serving organizations that already run such programs.

New Proposed Building Permit & Inspection Fee Schedule

The County of San Mateo Board of Supervisors will open a public hearing on December 8, 2020 to consider adopting the Planning and Building Department’s proposed Building Permit and Inspection Fee Schedule effective January 15, 2021.

Voters save Caltrain with Measure RR passage in all three counties

Voters in the three counties served by Caltrain passed a measure that will add a one one-eighth cent sales tax in each county to help the financially struggling rail system. Measure RR will provide Caltrain an estimated $100 million annually for the next 30 years to help fund operations, including expansion of service and capacity, as well as major capital projects. The measure needs to pass by two-thirds among the ballots cast in San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.