Posted on: February 23, 2018

Smooth Streets – Your Tax Dollars at Work!


The City is committed to fixing failed streets and launched a website to highlight repairs, ongoing progress and where future efforts may be directed. Explore interactive maps and learn more about how Measure S supports the City’s Failed Streets Program.

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Posted on: January 25, 2018

Operation Eagle Visit - 50 Years Supporting the 101st

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Join us March 22 to 25th for a community celebration of the 50th anniversary of San Mateo’s adoption of the 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army. The festivities include a parade, festival in the park, gala banquet, memorial observance, and more.

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Posted on: October 16, 2017

Adopt-A-Drain Volunteer Program


The rain is here! Join your neighbors and protect the environment, manage storm water, protect water quality, and minimize flooding. Adopt a storm drain or team up with friends and business owners to protect all the drains on your block.

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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: 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: February 20, 2018

2018 Summer Camps & Aquatics Registration – Coming March 6

The Parks and Recreation Department's 2018 Summer Camp & Aquatics Booklet is now available for viewing! We offer a HUGE variety of camps and programs for youth ages 3-18 years, as well as private and group swim lessons for the whole family. Registrati...

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Posted on: February 6, 2018

Get Around! Senior Transportation Pilot Program

Are you a senior citizen looking for an alternative to driving? Are you looking for affordable transportation that is available when you need it? Learn about the City of San Mateo’s Senior Transportation Pilot Program, Get Around!

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Posted on: November 15, 2017

Sandbags Available

Sandbags are a critical tool in storm preparedness. The City has sandbags available to fill for residents and property owners at our Municipal Corporation Yard and Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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Posted on: January 5, 2018

New! Streaming Movies


Enjoy more than 30,000 independent, international, classic, or documentary films through Kanopy.   Create an account, download the app, and watch them on your smartphone, tablet, PC or smart TV.  You may view 10 movies per month; the loa...

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

Citizenship Corner

Citizenship Corner

The Library has set-up a Citizenship Corner to provide information about the naturalization process in English, Spanish, and Chinese. The Library has been in collaboration with the U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agency to establish thi...

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Posted on: December 11, 2017

Live Online Homework Help


Tutors are available 1pm-10pm daily.  Receive live homework help, skill building assistance, writing assistance, the answer to a specific question or practice learning a language. Try Brainfuse now!

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Posted on: November 28, 2017



Pronunciator is a fun way to learn a new language with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music and more!  Plus, ESL students can access English language lessons in 50 non-English languages. 

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Posted on: May 31, 2017

3 Bees Cafe in the Library

3 Bees Cafe

Stop by 3 Bees Café on the 3rd Floor of the Main Library and enjoy coffee, sandwiches, snacks, and more!

Posted on: February 2, 2018



Thousands of movies, TV shows, music albums and audiobooks to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to a smartphone, tablet, or computer with your library card.

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Posted on: March 13, 2018

City Manager Larry Patterson Announces Retirement


March, 13, 2018 – With a long list of accomplishments in a career highlighted by 18 years in public service, San Mateo City Manager Larry Patterson announced today he will retire effective December, 2018.

As city manager, Patterson oversees a $29...

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Posted on: March 6, 2018

San Mateo Protects Affordable Housing Program

City Requires Rental Housing Developers Comply with Below-Market-Rate Policy

San Mateo, CA (March 6, 2018)… The City of San Mateo has taken urgent steps to preserve its long-standing commitment to affordable housing, and its voter-approved inclusi...

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Posted on: February 16, 2018

Calling All Community Members to Sign-up for Operation Eagle Visit Parade

SAN MATEO, Calif. – Nine cities are inviting the community to take part in three days of family-friendly festivities marking the 50th anniversary of San Mateo’s historic relationship with the 101st Airborne Division. Dozens of active-duty troops and veter...

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