Needy San Mateo County families can pick up a free 35-pound box of food Saturday morning in Daly City, compliments of the federal stimulus program.
The event at the City Hall parking lot will be the last distribution of food boxes this year under the federally funded Food for Families program. The city, in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank, expects to give out between 800 and 1,000 boxes to low-income families with children. Read More
San Mateo County sheriff’s officials are standing by their plan to build a new 768-bed jail to relieve overcrowding despite a supervisor’s concern that the county has not done enough to shrink its existing inmate population.
Supervisor Rose Jacobs Gibson has exchanged letters with Sheriff Greg Munks in recent weeks expressing her trepidation, writing in a July 16 memo that she has “serious reservations” about current plans to construct a six-story jail expected to cost $170 million. Read More
Developers in San Carlos will need to install efficient water fixtures, use alternative roofing materials or employ other environmentally friendly techniques starting next year to meet the city’s newly adopted green building standards. City Council members last week approved the city’s first green building ordinance, which officials say will reduce the city’s greenhouse gas emissions while allowing builders flexibility to meet the new requirements. Read More