Do You Want to Build a Better Internet, at Home or Anywhere in San Mateo County?

Redwood City – High-speed, high-quality internet service is essential for participation in modern life. The Federal Communications Commission has a map showing where internet service is – and is not – available across the country, including in San Mateo County.

Big Slides Closed at Junipero Serra Park

Big Slides at Junipero Serra Park are currently closed for maintenance.

Deadline to Apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance is Tomorrow – March 2, 2023

Redwood City – Local residents who lost their jobs or businesses or had their work hours reduced due to impacts brought about by the severe storms that began in late December have until tomorrow – Thursday, March 2 – to apply for Disaster Unemployment Insurance.

Request for Information (RFI) for Automated Plan Review Services

The Planning and Building Department of the County of San Mateo is seeking an automated solution that can interpret building and site plans, check the plans for Zoning Regulations and Building Code compliance, and provide a recommendation for approval or denial of the submitted plans. Please see the PDF document below for more information. The deadline to submit a response to the Request for Information in Public Purchase is Friday, March 24, 2023, by 3:00 PM PST.

Ten Years of Progress: Report on the Measure K Half-Cent Sales Tax

Redwood City – The Measure K Oversight Committee today presented a “Ten Years of Progress” report to the Board of Supervisors. The report lists accomplishments from the Measure K half-cent sales tax, first approved by voters in November 2012.

Board of Supervisors Agrees to Seek State Grant to Provide New Housing for Farmworkers

Redwood City – The County will seek $5 million in state funds to help local farmworkers become homeowners. That is the unanimous decision today by the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors. The five-member Board voted to authorize staff to apply for a $5 million grant that would fund the purchase of manufactured homes, potentially in partnership with the City of Half Moon Bay.

Board of Supervisors Ends the COVID-19 State of Emergency

Redwood City – The Board of Supervisors today ended the County’s state of emergency due to COVID-19. The 5-0 vote aligns the County with the state of California.

URGENT: Coastside Design Review Committee Seeks New Members

The County is looking for interested residents from Moss Beach and Miramar to represent those areas, as well as Mid-Coast residents to represent the Princeton area.

SMC Parks Off-Leash Dog Pilot Program Data

View monitoring data for our Off-Leash Dog Pilot Program at Pillar Point Bluff and Quarry Park.

Disaster Recovery Center to Remain Open in San Mateo through March 14

Redwood City – A federal Disaster Recovery Center will remain open at the San Mateo County Event Center through March 14 to help residents affected by recent storms learn about available assistance. Operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and California Office of Emergency Services, the center will operate daily at the San Mateo County Event Center from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., including weekends. Note the center will close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14.

State Awards $42.8 Million to Spur Local Affordable Housing, Including for Farmworkers

Note: This is a revised version posted at 5 p.m. Redwood City – The state has awarded $42.8 million to spur development of three local affordable housing projects, including coastal apartments reserved for farmworkers and their families. The funds will go to helping build a total of 212 units for residents with low incomes in projects in Daly City, Burlingame and Moss Beach, where 18 new apartments will be dedicated for farmworkers.

County Launches Task Force to Improve Living Conditions for Farm Laborers

Half Moon Bay – The County of San Mateo today announced the launch of a task force that is committed to improving the living conditions of farmworkers who reside in employer-provided housing. The task force will ensure compliance with local and state rules and regulations that affect the health and safety of employer-providing housing for farmworkers and their families.