History Comes Alive at Tanforan Memorial in San Bruno

San Bruno -- A decade-long effort to tell the story of 8,000 Bay Area residents of Japanese ancestry who were incarcerated during World War II at the site of what is now the Tanforan shopping center in San Bruno is now reality.

What Does a Healthy Community Look Like?

Redwood City — When you imagine a healthy community, what do you see? School gardens? Streets that encourage leisurely outings? Safe and affordable housing? Parks? All of the above and more?           The County of San Mateo’s Office of Arts and Culture wants to know what images of healthy community should decorate a popular path in North Fair Oaks.

Pandemic Recovery for All: Support for Employers, Aid for Individuals and Families Tops $250 Million

Redwood City – From connecting students with teachers to helping small businesses stay afloat, the County of San Mateo’s efforts to provide local pandemic relief now tops $259 million.

More Progress on Middlefield Road as Crews Open Sidewalks, Install First New Street Lights

The first new sidewalks are now open in a major reconstruction of Middlefield Road through North Fair Oaks. The open sidewalks and the installation of new street light poles mark a milestone in a project to create a safer street and bring neighbors and visitors to enjoy this thriving business area.

Removing Guns from Prohibited Persons, Rental Help for People in Need Receive Funding

Redwood City – The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday pledged $1 million to keep firearms out of the hands of individuals prohibited from possessing guns, such as owners who are convicted of a violent crime or are subject to a domestic violence or workplace restraining order. The Board also committed $4 million to support ongoing efforts to end homelessness by the end of the year. The funds will subsidize rent and provide on-site services to ensure that individuals and families with low incomes can remain successfully housed.

Confronting Wildfire: Learn about projects to reduce the threat of wildfire in San Mateo County

As a dry winter turns to spring 2022 (and coming off of some of the worst wildfire years in California history), public agencies across San Mateo County are stepping up projects to reduce the threat of wildfire from Daly City to Pescadero.

Building Connections and Community

The County of San Mateo has embarked on an ambitious project to reconstruct Middlefield Road in North Fair Oaks, an unincorporated community between Redwood City, Menlo Park and Atherton.

Supervisor Don Horsley Appointed President of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors

Redwood City – Supervisor Don Horsley, selected unanimously today to serve as president of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, laid out his priorities for the upcoming year: carry through strategies to eliminate homelessness; advance equity; and improving community safety.

Focus on Parks: Board of Supervisors Looks to Boost Visitor Numbers, Expand Access

 Visitors to seven San Mateo County parks – from Coyote Point along San Francisco Bay to Memorial among the redwoods – now pay a $6 vehicle entry fee.   Considering that fee could be a barrier to many visitors, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors today agreed to study how waiving that fee might help more low-income residents enjoy their parks.

Board of Supervisors Approves “Communities Together” Map of New District Boundaries

Redwood City – The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors today voted unanimously to adopt the

Board of Supervisors Adopts 2021 Multijurisdictional Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors today adopted the 2021 Multijurisdictional Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (MJLHMP), a five-year blueprint for the County and its partners to reduce the impact of natural hazards such as earthquake, fire, flooding, extreme heat and landslide.

Board of Supervisors Create County Gun Buyback Program

REDWOOD CITY – Today, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors approved a grant of up to $208,000 in Measure K Reserves to establish a San Mateo County Gun Buyback Program.