RFP for Safety Element Update - Multi-Agency Collaboration

We are pleased to announce the opening of a Request for Proposal (RFP) to update the Safety Elements of San Mateo County and numerous cities within the County including Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, East Palo Alto, Half Moon Bay, Pacifica and San Bruno through a collaborative process. The San Mateo County Planning and Building Department is releasing the RFP on behalf of all the participating agencies and will be serving as the fiscal agent for the Safety Element Collaborative. Additional partners in the Safety Element collaborative project include the San Mateo County O

County Executive Mike Callagy Unveils a Final Budget Focusing on Economic Recovery, Equity

Redwood City – County Executive Mike Callagy today released a final budget proposal that focuses on long-term goals: ending homelessness, advancing an equity-based COVID-19 economic recovery; and creating modern and efficient public buildings.

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.

County Health Pauses COVID-19 Community Vaccine Clinics to Resume Mid-September with New Boosters

Redwood City – San Mateo County Health’s community COVID-19 vaccine clinics are temporarily closed and are expected to reopen after September 12 when they will offer the new booster shot. With the recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) authorization of the new bivalent Omicron booster, the current monovalent COVID-19 vaccines are no longer authorized to be used as boosters.

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.

How Youth Can Fight Climate Change

Redwood City – How would you reverse or minimize the damage caused by climate change? That’s the key question all San Mateo County students in ninth to 12th grade are invited to tackle in the Youth Climate Ambassadors Leadership Program. It’s a unique opportunity to learn the science behind climate change and meet both other youth and adults who are committed to doing something about it.

New Assistant Human Services Agency Director Named

Redwood City – A longtime health and behavioral health leader both in San Mateo County and elsewhere has joined the Human Services Agency (HSA) this week as its new assistant director.

Building for the Future; A Break from the Past

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COVID-19 Update: San Mateo County Drops to “Low” Community Level; Health Officials Continue to Urge Caution

Redwood City -- San Mateo County has moved to the “low” or “green” COVID-19 community level – meaning case rates and hospitalizations are falling.  The move Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, however, does not mean the end of the pandemic.

Road Maintenance Launches Monday, August 29, on Series of County Roads near the Coast

Redwood City — The County of San Mateo will begin repairing cracked and rough pavement along a series of roads between Highways 1 and 35 (Skyline Boulevard) starting Monday, August 29.

Dredging at Coyote Point Marina

On August 6, 2022 we began our regular dredging of Coyote Point Marina. This 8-week project, which takes place every five years or so, makes the Marina safer for boats to navigate and allows us to operate at greater capacity by providing boaters better access to slips. 

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.