2021 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, 2020.

2021 Property Tax Highlights Publication Press Release

For Immediate Release December 22, 2021 Contact: Shirley Tourel, Assistant Controller (650) 363-4777 controller@smcgov.org     County Controller Publishes Property Tax Highlights for FY 2020-21 Collected funds help government agencies provide vital public services  

2020 Property Tax Highlights Publication Press Release

For Immediate Release Redwood City — Property taxes grew for the ninth consecutive year in Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-20 — by a total of $225 million or 8 percent more than the prior year — contributing to $3 billion to be distributed county-wide to local government agencies that provide essential services to the county’s residents, according to the Property Tax Highlights report released today.

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.

2020 ACFR and PAFR Press Release

San Mateo County Controller Juan Raigoza Releases for public review the County's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and the Popular Financial Report (PAFR) for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2020.

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.

¿Por Que Usamos Mascaras? - Why Do We Wear Masks?

  Le preguntamos a algunos residentes de North Fair Oaks por qué usan máscaras. Aquí está el video con lo que tenían que decir.  We asked a couple residents of North Fair Oaks why they wear masks. Here is the video with what they had to say.

San Mateo County allocates $2 million to aid struggling child care facilities

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to allocate $2 million in federal funding received from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) to create a Child Care Relief Fund.

Black Lives Matter Resolution

I want to make it abundantly clear that the County of San Mateo cares deeply about creating an equitable and just community for all. But, it is not possible to have equity for all, until Black Lives Matter.

COVID-19 Testing - Pruebas de Covid-19 - North Fair Oaks

Free COVID-19 testing will be available at Sports House (3151 Edison Way, Redwood City, CA 94063) from 11 am-4 pm on June 5th, and 9 am - 4 pm on

Life at the Center—a poem inspired by Jose Castro’s Middlefield Mural

Life at the Center—a poem inspired by Jose Castro’s Middlefield Mural  by Megan Duffy Brown