People v. Christian Fuentes

On September 13, 2022, after two days of deliberation, a jury convicted Defendant Christian Fuentes of the 2011 murder of Catherine Fisher and the attempted murder of Jamal Thomas. The jury also found a special allegation that the Defendant Fuentes was lying in wait true.

People v. David Wolpert

On September 9, 2022, after one hour of deliberation, a jury convicted defendant David Alexander Wolpert of making criminal threats in violation of Penal Code sections 422. The jury also found a special allegation that the Defendant used a weapon in violation of Penal Code Section 12022(b)(1) to be true.

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

Statement on the Uvalde Massacre

San Mateo County District Attorney Stephen M. Wagstaffe and all members of the District Attorney's Office are saddened and horrified by the tragic massacre of 19 children and two adults in Uvalde, Texas.

People v. Anthony Quinnine

On May 19, 2022, after a day of deliberation, a jury convicted Defendant Anthony Quinnine of three felony counts including theft from an elder and extortion.

Hemp Farm Owner Sentenced for Theft of Labor, Tax Evasion and Failure to Maintain Workers’ Compensation Insurance

The San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office announced that defendant David Wayne Jenkins was sentenced today after a plea of no contest to charges related to his failure to pay farm workers during December 2020 and January 2021, at the hemp farm he was operating in Half Moon Bay. The defendant also pled no contest to charges that he failed to transmit taxes withheld from his employees’ wages and failed to maintain a workers’ compensation insurance policy.

People v. Atonio Finauhuia William Finau

People v. Atonio Finauhuia William Finau On April 27, 2022, after less than 2 hours of deliberations, a jury convicted Defendant Atonio Finauhuia William Finau of five felony counts including robbery, commercial burglary and recklessly evading a police officer.