How to Prepare for the Winter Storm Season

Redwood City – The National Weather Service has forecast above-normal precipitation in the Bay Area this winter, a reminder to check (or build) your emergency kit and review (or create) your evacuation plan. “The time to prepare is now, not when the waters are rising and the winds are blowing,” said Shruti Dhapodkar, director of the County’s Department of Emergency Management.

County Health Urges COVID-19 & Flu Vaccination as Respiratory Virus Season Begins

Redwood City — San Mateo County Health officials urge residents six months and older to get the seasonal flu vaccine and the updated COVID-19 shot, which was approved yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Tunitas Creek Beach Update: Supervisors to Vote on Awarding Construction Contract

Redwood City — The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider awarding a construction contract that would transform the 58-acre Tunitas Creek Beach into the County’s new regional coastal park.

With More Rain Forecast, Now is the Time to Prepare

Redwood City – The seemingly endless cascade of storms in 2023 – with still more rain in the forecast – is a sharp reminder to get ready for all sorts of things that could go wrong.

Expanded Health & Safety Guidelines for Residents with Flooded Homes

County Health has expanded its guidance for residents with flooded homes to include information about food safety, cleaning clothing and upholstered furniture, and operating safely around buildings and structures.

County Health Officer Provides Safety Guidelines for Residents Returning to Flooded Areas

  Redwood City — Today, San Mateo County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow warned residents that floodwaters pose health and safety risks for those returning to flooded areas.

County Expenses Down Due to Reduced COVID-19 Expenses

Redwood City – The County of San Mateo’s government-wide revenues increased by $22 million while expenses decreased by $192 million, mainly due to a reduction in COVID-19- related expenditures of $156 million, according to the fiscal year (FY) 2021-22 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR).

Applications Being Accepted for Summer Enrichment Grants

More than $3 million in federal funds are now available to summer 2023 enrichment programs that address student learning loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.”

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.

County Executive Mike Callagy Unveils a Final Budget Focusing on Economic Recovery, Equity

Redwood City – County Executive Mike Callagy today released a final budget proposal that focuses on long-term goals: ending homelessness, advancing an equity-based COVID-19 economic recovery; and creating modern and efficient public buildings.