County Launches Effort to “End Homelessness” This Year; Ambitious Action Plan Builds on Success

Redwood City — The County of San Mateo today announced an ambitious goal: End homelessness by the end of the year.

Ending Homelessness: County of San Mateo Begins Construction of First Navigation Center

Redwood City — On a vacant lot next to the bay, local civic leaders and champions for people without housing today celebrated the groundbreaking of what will become the County of San Mateo’s first Navigation Center. The Navigation Center will provide 240 safe temporary living spaces for individuals and couples along with intensive support services. These services will be designed to help clients find and maintain stable housing.

People v. Ronald Dario Galatolo

In April 2019, the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office received a whistle-blower complaint of public corruption against members of the executive leadership of the San Mateo County Community College District. The District operates three Colleges: Cañada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College. The current Board of Trustees, through their outside counsel, Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw, Pittman, LLP., has been supportive of our efforts in obtaining records and conducting interviews of District personnel, assisting our investigation that has resulted in the filing of these felony charges. In December 2021, the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office brought felony charges against former Vice Chancellor of Facilities Jose Nunez, who pled guilty to two felony violations of Education Code Section 7054 (Use of School Funds for Political Purposes) in January 2022.

Quarry Park Off-Leash Pilot Program Approved By Board of Supervisors

At its April 5, 2022 meeting, the Board of Supervisors approved the Department’s appeal to allow an off-leash dog pilot program to proceed at Quarry Park while upholding the Planning Commission’s denial of a Coastal Development Permit for the pilot program at Pillar Point Bluffs.

Grants Totaling $3.2 Million Target Student Learning Loss, Social and Emotional Wellbeing

Redwood City — The County of San Mateo today announced that a fresh wave of awarded grant funds will allow more than 2,500 local students to attend enrichment programs this summer. “This is a huge victory for a group that after two years of COVID really needs a win: students from families with low incomes,” said Don Horsley, president of the Board of Supervisors. “These grants will provide urgently needed opportunities for students whose families were typically hit the hardest financially during the pandemic.”

BOS to Hear Appeal of CDP for Off-Leash Dog Pilot April 5

On Feb 22, 2022 the Parks Department filed an appeal of the San Mateo County Planning Commission’s decision that denied the Department’s application for a Coastal Develop Permit (CDP) for off-leash dog pilot programs at Quarry County Park and Pillar Point Bluffs. The appeal requests to pursue a pilot program at Quarry Park only and not at Pillar Point Bluffs.

Notice of Public Hearing on the San Mateo County FY2022-23 Annual Action Plan for the CDBG, HOME, and ESG Programs

SAN MATEO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Notice of Public Hearing on the San Mateo County FY2022-23 Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Programs. DATE: May 3, 2022 TIME: 9AM

AFSCME MOU for Retiree Health

Amended AFSCME Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Retiree Health  October 3, 2021 – October 5, 2024 On February 22, 2022, the Board of Supervisors approved the Tentative Agreement amending the AFSCME MOU. This included the following summary of changes to sick leave accrual and retiree health benefits effective June 12, 2022:

Investigation of Surplus Safety Equipment, Cleaning Supplies Finds Lack of Controls, Communication

Redwood City – An independent investigation into what caused the County of San Mateo to leave surplus COVID-19 safety equipment and cleaning supplies in the rain found internal controls lacking. A report released today concluded boxes containing primarily non-medical grade gowns, goggles and face shields, as well as cleaning supplies and a number of sterile gowns, were stacked outside without a definitive timeline for how the surplus safety equipment would be ultimately distributed.

Online Services Available, In-Office Services By Appointment

The San Mateo County Parks website can be used to access most administrative services, such as making reservations, purchasing park passes, an dmore.

Rare Plant’s Resiliency Is Sign Of Hope In Pescadero Creek Park

Monitoring of the CZU Lightning Complex Fire burn area in Pescadero Creek Park began as soon as it was safe to visit. Early on, safety precautions were necessary as tree roots and the ground continued to smolder and large trees fell.