San Mateo County Domestic Violence Council Statement Regarding the Sept. 8, 2022 Domestic Violence Homicide in San Carlos

Mid-morning on September 8, 2022, Ms. Karina Castro was brutally killed in a domestic violence incident. “As co-chairs of the San Mateo County Domestic Violence Council, Supervisor Groom and I are shocked and saddened to hear about the tragic and senseless death of Ms. Karina Castro in San Carlos on September 8, 2022. Ms. Castro is more than the headlines you will see about her death,” said Elisa Kuhl, Victim Services Program Manager of the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.

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.

Rose Mukhar Recognized with 2021 Hammerman Award

Justice At Last Founder Honored with 2021 Barbara Hammerman Award for Domestic Violence Prevention Efforts The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors at its meeting today honored Rose Mukhar as its 2021 winner of the annual Barbara Hammerman Award, citing her "outstanding service and devout dedication to the prevention of intimate partner violence."

2021 Barbara Hammerman Award Application Now OPEN

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2021 Barbara Hammerman Award! Please download a Nomination form for detailed instructions and what to submit. Deadline to submit nominations is Thursday, August 19 by the end of day. Questions? Email Tanya Beat, tbeat@smcgov.org.