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Aug 30

Help San Mateo County plan for booster doses, take the two-minute survey

Posted to Menlo Park COVID-19 Updates by Lisa Atwood

Help San Mateo County plan for booster doses with this two-minute survey. Federal agencies are developing plans for a third or “booster” dose of Pfizer and Moderna mRNA COVID-19 vaccines for individuals eight months after their second dose, beginning as early as September 20, 2021. While this plan is still awaiting Food and Drug Administration approval, San Mateo County is already preparing for mass vaccination clinics and would like your thoughts on how to do this best. 

Please help San Mateo County plan for booster doses with this two-minute survey.

This survey is meant to provide a better understanding of resident interest in receiving a booster or third dose of Pfizer or Moderna mRNA COVID-19 vaccines. You will need to schedule an appointment through a separate pathway once booster vaccinations begin in late September.

All survey results are anonymous. 

San Mateo County Health strongly recommends receiving vaccination to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. If you would like to learn more about vaccination options available through San Mateo County Health, please email San Mateo County Health visit the San Mateo County Health website. 

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Aug 16

Peninsula Clean Energy expands used electric vehicle rebate program

Posted to Menlo Park Sustainability News by Clay Curtin

Peninsula Clean Energy is expanding its program that offers rebates of up to $4,000 for the purchase of a used electric vehicle.

San Mateo County residents regardless of income can now receive a rebate starting at $700 for a plug-in hybrid and $1,000 for a fully electric vehicle. Income-qualified county residents can receive a rebate as high as $3,700 for a plug-in hybrid and $4,000 for a fully electric vehicle. 

Peninsula Clean Energy is collaborating with GRID Alternatives Bay Area, a leading nonprofit provider of clean energy programs to underserved communities, to administer the used EV rebate program.


  1. Must apply and be approved by Peninsula Clean Energy before purchase
  2. Be a San Mateo County resident: For the increased incentive only, residents must meet the qualifying income requirements
  3. Purchase an eligible vehicle:
    1. Used plug-in hybrid or battery electric EV, 8 years old or newer
    2. Plug-in hybrid must have a minimum 25-mile all-electric range
    3. Purchase price before rebate(s) cannot exceed $25,000

More details are available on the Peninsula Clean Energy website.


Sep 01

Plan for Walk to School Day 2021

Posted to Menlo Park Transportation News by Lisa Atwood

As students are now back to in person learning, the Safe Routes to School program encourages each school to raise awareness of reducing car traffic and improve walking and biking safety near the schools. Walk and Roll to School Days are great opportunities to gather as a community, encourage physical activity, and promote safety in your neighborhoods and near schools. 

This year, International Walk to School Day is October 6, 2021. Although students are back on campus, this fall may still look different. The Safe Routes to School program encourages participation throughout the month of October in a way that feels more appropriate and comfortable for each school and family, whether it is by taking a walk to school or at home. 

Here are some ideas to celebrate Walk to School Day at school or from home: 

  • Twenty ways to celebrate Walk to School Day with your family, neighborhood or school. 
  • First time planning a school-based event? Check out the Getting Started Guide. Be sure to adapt your event to align with local public health guidance. 
  • Discover the Walk and Roll Activity Book and learn more on walking and biking safety. Parents can check the Readiness checklist at Page 18 to see if your child is ready to walk alone.

Want to plan a school-based event and need some help? Contact Safe Routes to School Coordinator Andre-Anne Cadieux.