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About FxSMC

Who We Are

Fixin’ San Mateo County (FxSMC) is a grassroots group of local activists working to enact meaningful civilian oversight of the county Sheriff’s Office. To that end, we are:


Our mission is clear. Every action is taken to further our goal.


We do real work to bring meaningful, lasting change.


We work with other groups that share our goal.

Our Goal

Establishment of effective civilian oversight of the Sheriff’s Office and creation of an Inspector General in San Mateo County

Contact Us

Contact us by email at info@fixinsmc.org. Or send us snail mail at:

Fixin’ San Mateo County
PO Box 358
Redwood City, CA 94064

Want to join our mailing list, our Core Planning team, or a workgroup? Sign up here and tell us about yourself!

Our Scope

Within ScopeOutside of Scope
Sheriff, DA, Board of SupervisorsCity Police Departments, City Councils
Establish strong, independent civilian oversight of the Sheriff’s OfficeEstablishing city police oversight


FxSMC maintains a list of useful references to legislation, media articles, and more. See the resource list.

Who else is working for law enforcement reform?

In San Mateo County and around the Bay Area, there are many residents who share our concerns about law enforcement accountability and transparency, the use of force, and cooperation with ICE. Below is a list of some of the groups doing work in this space. Inclusion of an organization or group on this list does not necessarily indicate an endorsement by FxSMC of their missions, objectives, statements, activities or actions. Inclusion on this list also does not necessarily indicate their endorsement of FxSMC.

  • Abolition Solidarity Network
  • ACLU – North Peninsula Chapter
  • Belmont Neighbors Against Racism
  • Coalition Z San Mateo
  • Coastside Immigrants Group
  • Daly City for Black Lives (DC4BL)
  • Justice for Chinedu Ad Hoc Committee
  • Menlo Together
  • Pacifica Social Justice
  • Peninsula Progressive Action Group (PPAG)
  • Raging Grannies
  • Redwood City for Racial Equity (RWC4RE)
  • San Francisco Peninsula People Power (SFPPP)
  • SMC Democracy for America (SMCDFA)
  • SMC Democratic Central Committee Police Reform Task Force
  • San Mateo Peace Action
  • Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ)
  • Smart Justice CA
  • SMC Law Enforcement Accountability Group
  • Stanford Decriminalization Coalition (SDC)

Faith-Based organizations:

  • Peninsula Solidarity Network
  • Peninsula Interfaith Coalition for Immigrants (PICI)
  • Faith In Action-Bay Area
  • Woodside Methodist United Church
  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Redwood City (UUFRC) Social Action Committee
  • Unitarian Universalists San Mateo
  • Unitarian Universalists Coastside
  • Sisters of Mercy (Burlingame)
  • Community United Methodist Church HMB