About This Program
San Mateo is known for its vibrant neighborhoods and strong neighborhood groups and homeowners associations which help connect our community. The City has a tradition of partnering with neighborhood associations to ensure a safe community and maintain San Mateo’s high quality of life.
Together, Police, Fire and Citywide Volunteer programs and associations play a vital role in keeping neighborhoods safe, helping residents prepare for and respond to disasters, and encouraging community involvement across San Mateo.
Through this ongoing collaboration, the City is partnering with the San Mateo United Homeowners Association on a campaign during March called “Be Ready, Be Safe, Be Involved!” This campaign builds on the success of the “HOA Membership Month” held in March the past 3 years and broadens the focus to promote Neighborhood Watch, Community Preparedness programs, Citywide Volunteering Opportunities in addition to homeowners and neighborhood associations.
In addition to this section on the City’s website, the “Be Ready, Be Safe, Be Involved!” campaign will include:
- Banner on the Central Parking Garage on Ellsworth Street between 3rd and 4th Streets in downtown San Mateo and in San Mateo City Hall at 330 West 20th Avenue
- Proclamation at the March 5th City Council meeting highlighting the need to “Be Ready, Be Safe, and Be Involved!” in our neighborhoods and community as a whole
- Outreach about Neighborhood Watch and Community Preparedness programs at neighborhood association meetings
- Promotion of neighborhood association membership within each neighborhood
- Neighbor to neighbor information outreach on readily available emergency preparedness resources
This campaign is conducted in March to raise awareness, while the theme of “Be Ready, Be Safe, Be Involved!” continues throughout the year given our ongoing interest in ensuring community preparedness and strengthening our neighborhoods. Below are documents related to the campaign as well as additional information about the Neighborhood Watch, GET READY and CERT programs, neighborhood and homeowners associations and Citywide Volunteering Opportunities.