Posted on: August 30, 2017

National Preparedness Month - September 2017

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Become prepared with family & friends this September in honor of National Preparedness Month by taking small steps like making and practicing a plan, being ready to help a neighbor and becoming involved - YOU can help San Mateo be ready.

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Posted on: June 19, 2017

Downtown Plan Update

Community members and city staff collaborate about the future of Downtown San Mateo

Sustainable streets, historic preservation, access to transit, diverse mix of uses and engaging public spaces. What does Downtown San Mateo mean to you? Join the conversation and share your ideas to develop a future vision for our downtown.

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Posted on: June 19, 2017

Download San Mateo's New "YourGov" App!

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Send a service request to the city right from your phone with the new "YourGov" app. As long as you are located within San Mateo city boundaries, you can submit a request, take a picture, and send it on to the city for completion. Give it a try!

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Posted on: May 24, 2017

Clean Water Program

The Clean Water Program aligns with the city's sustainability goals and helps to protect the San

This multi-year capital improvement program will upgrade our sanitary sewer system and the wastewater treatment plant to improve service, align with the City’s sustainability goals, and comply with regulations to protect the environment and public health.

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Posted on: July 24, 2017

San Mateo's Bike Share is Going Electric!

Electric Bike Share Bike

This spring our bike share program will be upgrading to electric bikes. Until then, our blue bikes are available to make your commute or lunch break more fun! Check out the Bay Bike Share website to gain access to our 50 bikes at 15 stations citywide.

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Posted on: June 19, 2017

Welcome to San Mateo!

San Mateo family enjoys a day at the park

New to San Mateo or need a reminder of all the things that make our community great. Check out this video to discover why so many people come to San Mateo to work, live, play, and explore.

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

City Council Candidate Forums

Come meet the candidates for San Mateo City Council

Tues. Oct. 3, 2017, 7:00pm at City Hall Council Chambers

The San Mateo Area Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown San Mateo Association, in collaboration with the League of Women Voters, are sponsoring this...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

A Path to Citizenship - Free Workshop

Learn about the process and requirements for receiving citizenship at this free workshop hosted by Congresswoman Speier on Saturday, September 23rd at 11 a.m. at the San Mateo City Hall Council Chambers.

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Posted on: September 11, 2017

Recreation Facilities - Vision to Reality

The City Council adopted the Recreation Facilities Strategic Plan in 2016 to establish a vision for improvements to our community centers and pools. The next phase of planning is just starting - find out how you can help us refine the plan.

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

Autumn Moon Festival

Bring your grandparents, parents, friends, co-workers, and caregivers. The Generation Wellness Walk starts at 9:30 am followed at 10:30am by community music and dance performances on the outdoor stage, food trucks and family fun activities. Kaiser Permane...

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Posted on: August 31, 2017

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!

Snoopy Library Card Signup Month

Apply for a card online and stop by any library, show ID, and pick up your new card.

Posted on: September 9, 2017

Banned Books Week Teen Art Contest & Raffle

Banned Books 2017

Banned Books Week is September 24 - 30.  We are seeking teens to design art from your favorite banned book and submit it from September 18 - 26.  Your art will be displayed and you may win some great prizes!

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Posted on: May 31, 2017

Check It Out! Borrow a Home Energy and Water Saving Toolkit

Energy Saving Toolkits

The toolkits contain both supplies that users can keep (an LED lightbulb, weather stripping, outlet gaskets and low-flow faucet aerators and showerhead) as well as a variety of tools to measure and correct electricity overuse, heat loss and water leaks. &...

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Posted on: May 31, 2017


Hoopla Digital

Try Hoopla and check out and download free eBooks and eAudiobooks with your library card.  

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Posted on: May 31, 2017

Flipster eMagazines

Flipster eMagazines

Use Flipster and discover popular digital magazines available for reading in your browser while connected to the Internet or downloadable to an app available for iOS or Android devices.

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Posted on: July 7, 2017


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Posted on: August 29, 2017

SunShares Solar and Electric Vehicle Workshop

SunShares is a limited-time renewable energy program that makes it easier and more affordable for Bay Area residents to go solar or purchase/lease an electric vehicle at a discount. Come to a free workshop on Tuesday, October 17th at 6pm to learn more!

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Posted on: July 5, 2017

“YourGov” An Easier Way to Reach the City of San Mateo

“YourGov” An Easier Way to Reach the City of San Mateo

Download the app to submit and report service requests for common maintenance issues to San Mateo’s Public Works Department

San Mateo, CA (July 6, 2017)… The City of San Mateo announces the launch of “Y...

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