SOME TIPS TO INTERFACING WITH

THE CITY OF SAN MATEO

IMPORTANT NUMBERS & LINKS

 

San Mateo Police (Non-Emergency): 

(650) 522-7700


San Mateo City Services and general info:

www.cityofsanmateo.org

Earthquake Preparedness:  www.smcready.org

San Mateo County's Alert System:  www.smcalert.info

Fire Department Dispatch:

Website:  www.firedispatch.com

 

San Mateo County Sheriff:  www.smcsheriff.com

 

San Mateo Crime Map:  http://smpd.crimegraphics.com/2013/default.aspx

 

CERT – Community Emergency Response Team:  www.sanmateocert.org

 

Recology garbage recycling:  

www.recologysanmateocounty.com/

 

Cal Water:  https://www.calwater.com/

 

Pacific Gas & Electric: www.pge.com/

 

 

SAFETY TIPS

As recommended by SMPD:

·       Enter the SMPD phone number on your cell phone (650.522.7700) and use even for emergencies.  Otherwise, cell calls might be routed to Burlingame, Hillsborough, etc.

·       Call this non-emergency number when visited by solicitors.

·       Register your external cameras with the police.  In case of an incident, they will know which nearby neighbors have cameras, and will ask permission to view your saved images.

·       Dogs are a good deterrent to intruders!

·       Even if you don’t want to answer the door, let a “visitor” know someone’s home.

·       Register every incident online, even if you didn’t call police at the time.  An incident database is used to determine number of police patrol resources assigned to our area.

·       There are 14-15 officers covering our district (downtown north, west of freeway), with 2-3 officers on patrol at any given time during day shifts, 3-4 at night.

·       Lock car doors, whether they are parked on the street or in your driveway.

Keep your eyes open for anything unusual - if you see something, say something.

 

 

CRIME INFORMATION

San Mateo Crime Graphics Map

 

 

 

 

 

NOISE ORDINANCES

Construction noise is restricted to the following hours:

– not before 7 am nor after 7 pm on weekdays
– not before 9 am nor after 5 pm on Saturdays
– not before noon nor after 4 pm on Sundays

For more detailed information on construction codes, visit here.

Leaf blowers are restricted to the following hours:

– not before 8 am nor after 5 pm on weekdays
– not before 9 am nor after 5 pm on Saturdays
– never on Sundays, nor on 9 specified national holidays

Read San Mateo's PSA on leaf blowing.

 

 

SPEEDING

At a previous Park Association meeting (October 2015), a concerned homeowner brought up the issue of speeding on Poplar Avenue.  

 

  • We requested a radar trailer posted for a week to monitor the traffic patterns and speed. 

  • The city responded quickly and a radar trailer was posted the week of October 26-30.  The radar unit records the first time it sees a vehicle. Cars may be speeding up by the time you’ve seen them but the software records the first shot it sees.  

  • Approximately 25% are exceeding the speed limit — however not as much as we may have perceived.

  • The San Mateo Public Works technician's observation was that the speeds measured were within reason. It is mostly the local residents with maybe some cars from Hillsborough. 

  • The volume is higher at 183 Poplar vs. 321 Poplar which means perhaps more Park School traffic. 

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