Supervisors Allocate $40 Million to Spur New Affordable Housing

Redwood City – San Mateo County supervisors today allocated more than $40 million to spur the development of new affordable housing. More than $21 million in funding is from the voter-approved Measure K half-cent sales tax, which provides local funds for local needs. Spread across seven projects, the funds would contribute to creating 431 new units of affordable housing from Daly City to Menlo Park.

San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office to host series of fireworks buyback events in June

During the month of June, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office and partners will be hosting a series of anonymous fireworks buyback events across San Mateo County. The program aims to enhance community safety by encouraging residents to turn in fireworks, which are illegal in all of San Mateo County, with the exception of the cities of Pacifica and San Bruno.

Gateway Rising Opens in Menlo Park, a Showcase for What’s Possible in Affordable Housing

Menlo Park – Gateway Rising has the name and the looks of one of those high-end apartment complexes for young professionals. Hacker Way (home to Meta) is just a few blocks away, the Googleplex a few exits down Highway 101.

County Releases FY 2024-25 Budget Proposal; State’s Troubles Imperil Local Programs and Services

Redwood City – County Executive Mike Callagy today unveiled a $4.2 billion budget plan amid growing concerns the state might claim County revenue to balance its own books.

Supervisors Bolster Reproductive Health Care Among Package of Local Initiatives

Redwood City – San Mateo County Supervisors today agreed to provide Planned Parenthood Mar Monte with nearly $400,000 to ensure women have access to high-quality, local reproductive health care.

As Federal Support Dips, Local Funds Support Affordable Housing, Ending Homelessness

Redwood City – As home prices and rents have shot up – and homelessness is at “crisis” levels in California – federal support for local housing assistance and homelessness prevention is at a 30-year low. 

Sheriff’s Office and Partners to Host Anonymous Gun Buyback Event on May 4

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO – The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the County of San Mateo, Citizens for San Mateo County Gun Buyback, and partners from several law enforcement agencies, will hold an anonymous gun buyback event on Saturday, May 4, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1050 Mission Road in South San Francisco.

New Fire Station in Pescadero a Step Closer

Redwood City – Cramped and prone to flooding, the fire station serving a swath of rural southern San Mateo County has long been eyed for replacement. Now the vision of a new station is coming into focus.

Supervisors Allocate $110 Million in Local Funds to Address Local Needs

Redwood City – San Mateo County Supervisors voted unanimously today to allocate $110 million for the upcoming fiscal year to expand services for the most vulnerable residents, tackle the causes of homelessness, improve parks and more.

Supervisors Move Toward Boosting the Local Social Safety Net

Redwood City — The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors received staff recommendations today for a $34.5 million aid package aimed at bolstering support in three vital areas identified by the community as priorities.

County Now Evaluating Measure K Funding Proposals

Redwood City – San Mateo County staff are now evaluating 315 applications requesting Measure K sales tax funds as part of a community process to match Board of Supervisors’ priorities in three critical areas: children, families and seniors; emergency preparedness; and, housing and homelessness.

Big Ideas Wanted: County Seeks Applications in Key Service Areas

Redwood City – The County of San Mateo today announced the release of Measure K funding opportunities to provide services for residents in three priority areas: children, families and seniors; emergency preparedness; and housing and homelessness.