How do I contact the County of San Mateo?
The County of San Mateo
County Government Center
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
Phone: (650) 363-4500
Click on this link, for individual Department's Address/Phone/Fax/Email Information.
In what political district is San Carlos?
San Carlos is in the third San Mateo County Board of Supervisors District, currently represented by Don Horsley. Supervisor Horsleys office is located at 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063. His office phone number is (650-363-4569 and his e-mail address is email@example.com
San Carlos is in the 11th State Senate District, currently represented by Joe Simitian.
San Carlos is in the 21st State Assembly District, currently represented by S. Richard Gordon.
San Carlos is in the 12th U.S. Congressional District, currently represented by Jackie Speier.
Contact Information for Congressmember Speier:
400 S. El Camino Real, Suite 750
San Mateo, CA 94402
Phone: (650) 342-0300
Fax: (650) 375-8270
Email: Jackie Speier
Web: http://speier.house.gov/ .
Our current U.S. senators are Barbara Boxer (1700 Montgomery St., Suite 240, San Francisco, CA 94111; phone (415) 403-0100; fax: (415) 956-6701; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ) and Dianne Feinstein (1 Post St., Suite 2450, San Francisco, CA 94104); phone: (415) 393-0707; fax: (415) 393-0710).
What is homesteading or homestead exemption? I understand that I can have my home declared as a homestead with the County Recorder. Would you mind directing me to the appropriate department to help me with this?
Homestead exemption is a designed to protect the value of the homes of residents from bankruptcy, creditors, and circumstances arising from the death of the homeowner spouse or even a major lawsuit. Your house cannot be "taken" from you as collateral. Recording with the county is reccommended. Laws enacting such protections are found in state statutes or constitutional provisions which exist in many states in the United States.
The San Mateo County Recorder is located at 555 County Center in Redwood City and their number is (650) 363-4500.
When are San Carlos local elections held?
San Carlos holds its local elections in November on odd-numbered years. Of the five-member elected city council, three seats open in 2013.
The city treasurer is an elected official who serves four-year terms; the term is up for re-election in 2015, 2019, 2023 etc.
Where and when does the San Carlos City Council meet?
The San Carlos City Council meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7:00 p.m. The Council Chambers are located on the first floor of City Hall at 600 Elm St.
Who is in charge of San Carlos? How do I contact them?
The City of San Carlos is a general-law city, guided by the laws of the state of California. San Carlos has a Council-Manager form of government, with the city manager acting as chief executive and reporting to a five-member elected city council. The city council members select one member each year to sit as mayor. You may contact any member of the city council or the city manager directly if you have a concern, complaint, or compliment. Call the City Clerk's Office at (650) 802-4219 for more information or check the city's website at http://www.cityofsancarlos.org.