Traffic! Traffic! Traffic!

Join your neighbors for Real Talk San Mateo session on Tuesday, April 13th on Zoom or Facebook Live at 6pm.

Zoom Link + Passcode: 971897

This hour and a half session will be dedicated to talking about Traffic & Parking and will include our two Traffic Sergeants, a Motor Officer, and special guests from Public Works. Once we bring you up to “speed” on everything traffic & parking related, we’ll open the session up to Q&A.

North Central Neighborhood: Spring 2021 General Meeting

🗓 Mark your calendar for Thursday, March 25th at 7pm! 🗓

Zoom meeting link

Join us for our virtual general meeting where we will learn and discuss two important topics for our neighborhood: Vaccinations and the San Mateo General Plan.

The planning department will be sharing the latest on the general plan and answering your questions. These conversations will shape our lives in North Central over the next twenty years, and beyond. 

Learn More:

The County of San Mateo will be presenting the latest on the vaccinations for COVID-19. There is so much information out there, let’s get it right from the people at the heart of these conversations for our county. 

Learn More:

Do you have a question or comment you want to address in the meeting? Please let us know by filling out a short questionnaire.

North Central Neighborhood [HANCSM] Spring Cleanup

👏👏👏 Belated congratulations to Lisa and Abigail Natusch for receiving a $25 gift card to Antoine’s Cookies for their efforts during the Winter cleanup! 👏👏👏

Save the date for our next cleanup on
Sat. March 20th, 2021 from 9 AM – 12 PM 

Register on EventBrite

  • Put on your Love North Central shirt if you’ve got one.  (Pick one up here, if you still want one)
  • Grab a trash bag at one of several locations in North Central to be announced and pick up litter on your street, block, or even further out.
  • Wear a mask.  Stay six feet apart.  Say hi to your neighbors also taking pride in North Central.
  • Send a picture of your strangest litter or a before and after picture to for a chance to win prizes!
  • One participant picked at random and one participant with the best photo will win a gift card to Backhaus or Zen Noodle.

Pickup Locations:

Support our Asian American Friends and Family

The North Central Neighborhood community is saddened and appalled by the rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans and especially elderly Asian Americans.

Please join the peaceful rally to raise awareness of the issue and support friends and family in the Asian community.

Saturday Feb, 27 2021 @ 1pm
San Mateo Central Park (back of bleachers)

Find more details at EventBrite

North Central Neighborhood Winter Cleanup

North Central [HANCSM] Neighborhood Winter Cleanup
Sat. Dec 12th, 2020 from 10 AM – 12 PM (or whenever you can make it)

  • Put on your Love North Central shirt if you’ve got one.  (Pick one up here, if you want one)
  • Grab your trash can and pick up litter on your street, block, or even further out.
  • Wear a mask.  Stay six feet apart.  Say hi to your neighbors also taking pride in North Central.
  • DON’T try to pick up large litter.  Report it here (preferred) or call 650-522-7300 (M-F, 8am-4:45pm)
  • DO send a picture of your strangest litter or a before and after picture to for a chance to win prizes!

For more information on the cleanup and best practices for staying safe – please see attached document.

Conversation with the City Council: HANCSM December General Meeting

HANCSM is hosting it’s next General Meeting virtually on December 3rd at 7:00 pm

Zoom meeting link

Our incoming mayor, Eric Rodriquez, and city council member, Rick Bonilla, will be joining us to have a conversation about city and neighborhood priorities for the coming year.

We invited city council members to join us to learn about topics relevant to people of the North Central Neighborhood. As the council looks to set their goals and priorities early next year, we want to take the opportunity to speak directly to our city representatives.

Meeting Agenda

  • Council member introductions
  • HANCSM update on neighborhood progress in 2020
  • Questions and comments from the neighborhood
  • Announcements

Do you have a question, comment, or neighborhood priority you want to address in the meeting? Please let us know by filling out a short questionnaire.

We will prepare and plan most of your questions and comments in advance. The event will also include a short, open Q&A at the end.

Donations for Thanksgiving Meals Needed 🦃

Carolina and Adam Nugent, HANCSM board members, are hosting a food drive to help the neighborhood collect non-perishable foods items for the Samaritan House as they prepare more than a thousand meals to distribute for Thanksgiving. 

How you can help 🙏🏼

🚶‍♀️Drop off non-perishable food items to their home at 149 N Delaware St from Thursday Nov 12th to Sunday Nov 15th.

They will have a donation bin set out in their front yard so you can safely drop off your items.

📣 Share this opportunity with your neighbors, family, and friends.

Not sure what to buy? Chose from these recommended items.
We are only collecting non-perishable food items for this drive.

Local San Mateo Election Updates

North Central’s very own Amourence Lee looks to be keeping her seat on the San Mateo City Council. With 18,405 votes, as of today, she is comfortably in second place with a strong lead over the next candidate.

The housing measures, Measure P and Measure Y, which have been a hot topic for our city, are too close to call.

Read more on our local elections at the San Mateo Daily Journal.

Find the latest election results on the County of San Mateo’s Election Results page.

Time to Vote! 📮

Got your ballot? The County of San Mateo has all the resources you need to successfully vote:

Vote by Mail Ballot

Voting by mail is easy!

  1. Vote your ballot by filling in the box next to your choice.
  2. Put your voted ballot inside the postage paid return envelope.
  3. Sign the return envelope between the hole punches. This is important! (In order to count your ballot, we must match your signature on the envelope with the signature in your voter registration record.)
  4. Seal the envelope.
  5. Return the ballot.

Return Your Ballot

Don’t delay! Once you vote your ballot and properly sign the envelope, you need to return it on time. Here’s how:

  1. Drop it off in the mail. It can only be accepted if it is postmarked on or before Election Day, and received by our office within 17 days after Election Day (Per AB 860 – The 17 days allows an extended period of time for the ballot to be received during the COVID-19 pandemic).
  2. Drop it off at any Drop Box location.
  3. Drop it off at any Vote Center.

Drop Box Locations in San Mateo

King Center Recreation Center (Outside)
725 Monte Diablo Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94401

Main Library
Due to Public Health Orders, this Ballot Drop Box location will be available starting October 31. See Library website for details.
55 West 3rd Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94402

City Hall (Outside)
330 West 20th Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94403

Registration & Elections Division (Inside and Outside)
40 Tower Road
San Mateo, CA 94402

More Resources

Ballot drop-box locations are listed on the County website here:

Now you can also track your ballot here: