Free mediation services are available to city residents to resolve conflicts. Participation is voluntary, but mediation services offer an alternative to lawsuits or governmental involvement. Mediation uses neutral persons trained to help both sides talk it out and settle their differences, finding solutions acceptable to all participants.
Mediation is available for neighborhood disputes over issues such as noise, pets, property maintenance, parking, children, views and drainage. Mediation can also help resolve tenant- landlord disputes; consumer problems with products, warranties or deadlines; or small claims such as debts, auto accidents or property damage.
Free mediation services are available by contacting the Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center at (650) 513-0330 or the San Mateo County Mediation Program at (650) 373-3490.
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center