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.

Resources Developed & Provided by Pride Center - Summer 2022

The San Mateo County Pride Center has been working hard to develop resources for the LGBTQ+ community and our allies/advocates. If it's not a training or community gathering, the Pride Center has clinical services and peer groups to offer. It has also mobilized its many years of relationships and partnerships to develop helpful guides and information that are super easy to access and download.

Vacancy Announcement for LGBTQ Commission

For Immediate Release - Notice of Vacancy Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Commission             President of the Board of Supervisors Don Horsley announced that applications for appointment to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Commission are being accepted (About the Commission). There are currently three (3) vacancies. To be eligible, applicants must live in San Mateo County. The ideal candidate will possess several of the following attributes:

San Mateo County Marks 2021 Transgender Day of Remembrance

For Immediate Release REDWOOD CITY – The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors today passed a Proclamation declaring November 19, 2021, Transgender Day of Remembrance in the County. This Board action will be accompanied by raising and flying the Transgender flag at the Hall of Justice in Redwood City and hosting a virtual remembrance ceremony. 

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."

Where Would You Draw the Lines? Supervisorial District Lines Advisory Commission Meets Today at 6:30 p.m.

Commission seeks public input at virtual meeting with special focus on District 5 The County of San Mateo's 2021 Supervisorial District Lines Advisory Commission is seeking the public's input on redistricting at a meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. today, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021.

Redistricting: Shape San Mateo County's Future!

Redistricting, or the redrawing of district lines based on population data, is a once-in-a-decade opportunity to ensure a fair democratic process at the local level.

County Unveils Revised Budget: Pandemic Recovery, Homelessness, Equity Top List of Priorities

The County of San Mateo today unveiled a revised spending plan for the 2021-22 Fiscal Year that includes more than $100 million for local COVID-19 relief and recovery efforts.

COVID-19: How to Verify Your Vaccination Status

Redwood City – You got vaccinated against COVID-19.   You may have questions about how you can verify your vaccination status when you:   Apply for a job Apply for school Travel in the United States Travel outside the United States Attend a festival, sporting event or other mass gathering Enter a restaurant, winery, brewery or bar Need to show proof of vaccination status to your employer or anyone else.

Supervisorial District Lines Advisory Commission Launches First Hearing on Wednesday, Aug. 25

The San Mateo County Supervisorial District Lines Advisory Commission will hold the first in a series of meetings at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021.

Arts and Culture: Keys to Community Recovery Out of the Pandemic

Redwood City – It’s tempting for some to say that there exists no first-class arts and culture scene between San Francisco and Los Angeles. It’s not true, of course.

Board of Supervisors Appoints 14 Residents to District Lines Advisory Commission

Applications now being accepted for 15th and final seat on the commission